Board-Certified Shoulder Specialists
As the most versatile joint in the human body, our shoulder joint provides us with a tremendous amount of flexibility. However, this range of motion can lead to shoulder pain or discomfort. When nonsurgical remedies prove ineffective, shoulder replacement surgery can provide relief to the pain you’re experiencing.
• Pain and stiffness in or around the shoulder joint
• Limited shoulder mobility
• Difficulty and/or inability to reach overhead
• Shoulder joint pain that keeps you awake at night
• A painful popping or grinding feeling when using the afflicted shoulder
How Can I Schedule An Orthopedic Consultation?
To find the best solution for you, the problem needs to first be properly identified. Call us at (319) 338-3606 to schedule an appointment.
Common Shoulder Conditions
Shoulder inflammation can cause swelling, stiffness, and even immobility. Inflammation can be caused by an injury, overuse, and, in rare cases, an infection. Rest, icing, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication can help relieve symptoms.
Shoulder instability occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint does not rest properly in the shoulder socket and is allowed to move partially or completely out of the socket. This can result from an injury and repetitive motion.
Treatment often involves rest, shoulder immobilization, and physical therapy.
Shoulder arthritis occurs when the cartilage in the ball and socket joint wears down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Nonsurgical methods such as stretches, application of ice or heat, and lifestyle changes can help.
In more severe cases, shoulder replacement surgery is an option to regain functionality of your shoulder joint.
Shoulder trauma includes injuries like fractures and dislocations. Symptoms of shoulder trauma can include pain, swelling, bruising, inability to move the shoulder, or a grinding sensation. Treatment will vary, depending on the injury.
Regardless of the nature of the injury, it is important to be seen by a specialist to ensure proper healing.
Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained shoulder doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.