Our specialty-trained, board-certified shoulder doctors at our Sports Medicine Center and Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized and respected experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions.
The wide range and versatile movement of the shoulder joint is also a source of instability and poses a risk for injury in patients. Shoulder pain can occur as a result of an injury or overuse, gradually causing you pain and discomfort over time or as a result of a rotator cuff injury. Treatments for shoulder pain can vary, from conservative nonsurgical procedures to minimally invasive surgery performed by a shoulder specialist.
Patients who suffer from shoulder pain may visit their primary care physician's office, though a referral is often made to an orthopedic surgeon, who is a medical doctor trained to treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the entire body, including those from sports-related activities or the onset of aging conditions, like arthritis. Specialists who undergo additional specialized training for the shoulder through a fellowship are often referred to as shoulder specialists.
If you're suffering from a shoulder injury or condition, it may be time to visit a shoulder or sports medicine doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.