Shoulder Specialist

Harris S. Rose, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Precision Bone & Joint

Harris S. Rose, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Austin, TX

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or suffering from shoulder pain that you can’t explain, your painful symptoms are preventing you from being as active as you’d like. If you’ve been searching for help with your shoulder pain, look no further than Precision Bone and Joint in Austin, Texas, near Round Rock and Cedar Park. Dr. Harris Rose and his dedicated team will design a treatment plan to put shoulder pain behind you. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Shoulder Pain

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is a complex structure made up of bone, tendons, and cartilage that you rely on daily. But injuries, overuse, and other conditions can bring about shoulder pain.

While shoulder pain isn’t the same for everyone, you may experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Pain when you move your shoulder
  • Inability to raise your arm overhead
  • Weakness of your shoulder muscles

You might also feel pain at night, particularly when you’re lying on the shoulder that’s giving you trouble.

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder can feel painful for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Shoulder arthritis: over time, wear and tear to the cartilage in your shoulder can lead to arthritis. Shoulder arthritis is most common after you turn 50, but also may happen earlier if you incur an injury or trauma to your shoulder.
  • Tendinitis: this condition occurs with the inflammation of the thick cords connecting your muscles and shoulder. Typically caused by repeated motions, it generally feels like a dull ache.
  • Rotator cuff injury: your rotator cuff is made up of four tendons surrounding the ball of your shoulder. Tendinitis or tears in the rotator cuff from sports-related injuries can bring on shoulder pain.
  • Frozen shoulder: this affects the inner lining of your shoulder, making it inflamed, tight, and painful. As the name suggests, you lose movement of your shoulder.
  • Dislocated shoulder: commonly caused by a fall or sports injury, a dislocated shoulder often tears the soft tissues around your shoulder, causing pain. This injury can damage your bones as well.
  • Bursitis: this is a painful inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs cushioning the joints, tendons, and muscles at your joints.

Other health problems, such as fractures and autoimmune conditions, can cause shoulder pain as well.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Your treatment plan depends on the cause of your shoulder pain. Generally, the team at Precision Bone and Joint begins by recommending lifestyle changes, rest, medications, or physical therapy. In certain cases, arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, or joint replacement surgery can help to ease your shoulder pain so you can enjoy the activities you love again.

If you’ve tried without luck to treat your shoulder pain at home, and you’re looking for expert care, call or schedule a consultation online today with Dr. Harris Rose at Precision Bone and Joint.

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