The shoulder is more complicated than it appears and is actually a combination of three body parts: your humerus, your scapula, and your clavicle. Because it’s more complicated than many people think, it’s easy to injure one or more of its components; and you should take injury to any part of your shoulder seriously.
Fortunately, we at Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD pride ourselves on shoulder care expertise – read on to learn how we can help treat your shoulder pain or other complications requiring orthopaedic procedures. For more information, review our educational resources on the anatomy of the shoulder as it relates to surgery, AC joint separation, shoulder arthroscopy, and more in our knowledge base.
What are Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?
Any number of common activities can causes shoulder pain. Any of the following – or a combination of the following – may cause the pain you’re experiencing:
- Tendonitis, or a tearing of a tendon
- A bone fracture or break
In addition to the above, there are less common causes, including nerve pain, infection, or more serious conditions like frozen shoulder. All of these shoulder pain factors can result from aging, vigorous or repetitive everyday activities, or accidents that no one sees coming.
How do you Treat Shoulder Pain?
Treating shoulder pain is relatively simple, though the precise course of action is going to vary depending on the injury. To determine what kind of injury is causing your pain, it’s important that you consult a physician. We will ask you a series of questions to determine the source and severity of your pain, and depending on the cause, we may perform x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. In uncommon cases, we may perform a diagnostic arthroscopy.
Once we’ve determined the cause of the pain, we can prescribe a course of treatment. At Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD, we offer a number of treatment options, including surgery should you require it.
Schedule an Appointment at Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD
If you’re suffering from minor or severe shoulder pain, contact Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD, and let us help you start recovering. Don’t wait to address your shoulder issues; seek treatment today.