Shoulder Injury Treatment Specialist in Houston, TX
The shoulder is one of the most frequently used parts of your body, so pain and injuries there can have a significant impact on your day-to-day activities. The majority of shoulder injuries could be treated non-surgically, however, if your discomfort in the shoulder is severe or chronic, your doctor may advise shoulder surgery. Dr. Marcos Masson and his team offer treatments for shoulder injury at Reconstructive Orthopedic Center. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1200 Binz St, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77004.
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Shoulder structures are interconnected, so if you injure your shoulder, you may experience pain in your arm, upper back, or neck as well. There are times when pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as clicking sounds or popping sensations. It might be painful only when you move your arm or shoulder, or it might be constant.
One of your body’s most flexible joints, the shoulder moves in a variety of directions to perform a variety of functions. You may not be able to rotate your shoulder or raise your arm over your head depending on the type of shoulder injury you have.
The movement of your shoulder is affected in some way by most shoulder injuries. Injuries to the rotator cuff – the series of tendons and muscles that hold your shoulder joint “in place” – may cause your shoulder to feel stiff when you lift your arm.
The swelling or bruising around the joint is one of the symptoms of some shoulder injuries you can see and feel. You might have an external injury if all you have are visible symptoms. An external injury affects the muscles and soft tissues that surround the joint. Those visible symptoms, however, are more likely to indicate that the joint structure has been injured if they are accompanied by pain.
Your arm movement may be affected in other ways by rotator cuff injuries and other injuries involving tendons, muscles, or nerves. When you try to raise your arm or lift an object over your head following a shoulder injury, you may experience arm weakness.
Some of the most common aches and pains people experience are caused by shoulder pain. Your shoulder is also one of the most frequently used parts of your body, so pain and injuries there can have a significant impact on your day-to-day activities.
The cause of shoulder pain can be either a sudden fall or injury or wear and tear on the joints over time. Whether you should see an orthopedic doctor or try home remedies for shoulder pain will depend on the cause of the pain. A wide range of shoulder injuries can be treated at the Reconstructive Orthopedic Center of Houston, ranging from acute to chronic. When suffering a shoulder injury, seeking treatment with a highly trained specialist is always the best course of action to promote a full and swift recovery.
Injuries to the shoulder can occur from manual labor, sports, or even repetitive movements. In some cases, shoulder pain is caused by diseases. A number of diseases can affect the cervical spine (neck), as well as the liver, heart, or gallbladder. When you get older, especially after 60, you are more likely to have shoulder problems. As we age, the soft tissues that surround the shoulder degenerate.
Shoulders are ball-and-socket joints that enable a great deal of mobility in the upper extremities. The rotator cuff and shoulder labrum are two soft tissues that support and stabilize the shoulder. Sporting activities that involve throwing or repeated overhead arm movements can easily injure these soft tissues. It is possible to develop significant shoulder problems in the future if you do not seek medical care for shoulder injuries.
In case of persistent shoulder pain, weakness, or instability, seek medical attention as soon as possible. There are many shoulder injuries that can be treated conservatively with physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary, however, if structural damage has been caused by the shoulder injury. In any event, failing to receive prompt care can seriously worsen the prospect of a full recovery.
Shoulder injury treatments are available at the Reconstructive Orthopedic Center of Houston. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1200 Binz St, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77004. We serve patients from Houston TX, Midtown TX, Montrose TX, MacGregor TX, South Central Houston TX, Old Braeswood TX, and surrounding areas.
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