Common Shoulder Problems

by | Apr 29, 2011 | News

We know that getting back to normal is important to you. That’s why patients at TOC are always seen quickly. For urgent needs you can receive same-day treatment at one of our Quick Care clinics. For orthopaedic problems relating to the shoulder, see our shoulder specialists at TOC.
When should you see a shoulder specialist?
If your pain:
• is increasing
• is continuous or prolonged
• prevents you from enjoying and performing daily activities
• occurs at night and interferes with sleep
• is non-specific and has failed to be diagnosed by previous exams
What can a shoulder specialist do for you?
TOC’s shoulder specialists provide comprehensive therapy catered to the specific symptoms and needs of the patient. By following steps of treatment starting from the simplest to the most complex, TOC will give you a correct, accurate diagnosis appropriate for your specific orthopaedic condition.
TOC Shoulder Specialists:
Paul C. Brady, MD
Michael T. Casey, Jr., MD
Richard B. Cunningham, MD
Sean P. Grace, MD
Robert C. Jackson, MD
Paul T. Naylor, MD
Rick E. Parsons, MD
Jean-François P. Reat, MD
John M. Reynolds, MD
Randall R. Robbins, MD
Your Shoulder
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. In fact, a normal shoulder can rotate 360 degrees, whether it’s to reach for a basketball goal, reach for a friend or reach for a just-out-of-reach itch in the middle of your back. That flexibility, however, comes at a price. Age, strenuous exercise, repetitive work and disease can contribute to injury or the deterioration of your shoulder.
The most common shoulder problems include:
• Bursitis / Tendonitis
• Rotator Cuff Tears
• Frozen Shoulder
• Labral Tears