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 a shoulder specialist.

If you're suffering a shoulder injury or condition, it may be time to visit a shoulder or sports medicine doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.

When to Seek Shoulder Care

Our specialists understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat your individual condition or injury. Request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with a shoulder surgeon or specialist if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms in the shoulder:

  • Bruising, swelling, or severe pain
  • Difficulty moving your shoulder for normal tasks
  • Numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles sensation
  • Stiffness, or an inability to rotate or move the shoulder
  • Sudden or sharp shoulder pain
  • Warmth around the shoulder joint

Common shoulder conditions and injuries that result in the symptoms above include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Separation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Sprains or strains
  • Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)
  • Related elbow, hand, or wrist pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Shoulder Care

At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most preferred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you're in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors, surgeons, and staff. Our specialty-trained shoulder doctors at our Sports Medicine Center and Joint Replacement Center are recognized and respected experts in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems—from complex injuries to simple conditions—using both nonsurgical and surgical treatments.

Together, our shoulder doctors and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our shoulder patients. With their training, Dr. Wayne Colizza, Dr. Robert D'Agostini, Dr. Edward Decter, Dr. David Epstein, Dr. Claudia Ginsberg, Dr. Robert Goldman, Dr. Stephen HuntDr. Kenneth Montgomery, and Dr. Andrew Willis have the experience and skill to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions with both conservative treatments and arthroscopic surgical procedures if necessary. To learn more about our Sports Medicine Center and Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics and its renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources, visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our Web site, or use the quick links below. 

When you're ready to discuss your shoulder issue and your individual treatment options with one of our shoulder doctors at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can use our MyChoice resource to help select the right shoulder specialist for you and make an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Cedar Knolls, Bedminster, Livingston, and Sparta

If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls. Click here to check the hours and availability.