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Shoulder Pain Treatment in Rochester

Shoulder problems are very common and can affect a wide range of age groups.  These can include sprains, strains, and dislocations from sports injuries. Overuse injuries, tendinitis and impingement syndrome are common problems especially in active people in their 40s and 50s.  Rotator cuff tears and arthritis are more common problems as people get older. The orthopedic specialists at Rochester Community Orthopaedics are very experienced and skilled at evaluating and treating all types of shoulder conditions.

Patient evaluation usually starts with a thorough history taking to understand what led to the shoulder problem.  A physical exam is critical in assessing potential sources of problems and causes for the shoulder pain. Beyond that imaging studies including x-rays done in our state of the art digital x-ray suite can be performed and sometimes MRI scans are scheduled at outside facilities.  Once the evaluation is complete and a diagnosis is established, an individualized treatment plan is created that best fits the patient’s goals and needs.

Treatments that are offered at Rochester Community Orthopaedics for shoulder problems sometimes are simply rest, medications, and a gradual return to normal activities. Treatment for persistent overuse, tendinitis and arthritis problems often consists of steroid injections. The surgeons at Rochester Community Orthopaedics will perform surgery for conditions that do not improve with simpler treatments including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, biceps tendon tears, and arthritis conditions.

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Shoulder Procedures and Conditions Treated:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair