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Shoulder Pain

When it comes to your shoulders and elbows, pain, stiffness and immobility can seriously affect your life. Whether you’re dealing with a shoulder injury, elbow arthritis, or a torn ligament, we can diagnose you quickly and start treating you immediately.

Protect Your Shoulders

Use these tips and exercises to help avoid shoulder pain and injury before they occur:

  1. Don’t carry heavy shoulder bags. If you must lug heavy contents, use a backpack.
  2. Listen to mom’s advice. Standing up straight promotes good posture, preventing future problems.
  3. Take regular breaks at work if your job involves repetitive motion or sitting at a computer all day. Briefly stretching your back and shoulders during the workday can help, too.
  4. If activity causes soreness or stiffness, give your shoulder adequate rest before engaging in the activity again.
  5. Ease into a sport you’ve been away from for a time. For instance, don’t spend hours on the tennis court if you haven’t played since last summer. Tennis players, swimmers and ballplayers have the highest risk of shoulder injuries.

Restore Shoulder Movement and Reduce Pain

Does it hurt to swing a tennis racket or golf club? Has shoulder pain taken the fun out of gardening? Abrazo Health provides comprehensive care for shoulders that hurt, from diagnosis of the problem to treatment and rehabilitation to help you regain a fuller range of function. Orthopedic doctors, nurses, and other specialists work together closely as a team to provide these patient care services:

  • Advanced diagnostic imaging to assess the root cause of shoulder stiffness or inflammation
  • Medical and surgical treatments customized for each patient for conditions ranging from fractures and dislocations to bursitis and tendonitis
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures and shoulder replacement procedures for faster recovery
  • A complete rehabilitation program to facilitate movement and recovery
  • Support from our team of professionals who will guide you through your shoulder care journey from the very beginning to treatment and recovery

We customize your care plan. Pain management consultation and physical therapy may address your shoulder problem, but if surgery is needed, Abrazo Health offers minimally invasive surgery options. All-inclusive care also embraces physical therapy, pain management and rehabilitation services.

Shoulder surgery is offered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo West Campus.

Find an Orthopedic Specialist

Request one of our specialists to get a second opinion, or a really good first one.

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