Millions of Americans suffer a shoulder injury every year. At Bay Area Orthopaedic & Sports Specialists in Emeryville, California, Warren J. Strudwick, Jr., M.D., treats adults with a shoulder injury caused by overuse, trauma, and sports or work. He provides individualized treatment for real and lasting relief, and his team offers compassionate care and personal attention in a warm and relaxing setting. To learn more about the latest, most effective treatment options after a shoulder injury, call the office to book your consultation with Dr. Strudwick today.
Putting an end to shoulder pain for good
When should I see a doctor for my shoulder pain?
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. It’s always a good idea to contact Dr. Strudwick if you’re having shoulder pain.
Other signs that you should schedule a visit to Bay Area Orthopaedic & Sports Specialists include redness, swelling, and tenderness around the shoulder joint. Without treatment, you can worsen your injury and cause even more pain and discomfort.
If your shoulder appears to be deformed or you’re experiencing severe pain and lack of movement or weakness, you should seek immediate medical assistance.
What causes shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex ball-and-socket joint made up of three bones which are cushioned by cartilage. The most mobile joint in your body, this joint allows you to move your shoulders up and down and move your arms up and away from your body in a circular motion.
When overuse, degeneration or trauma causes damage to the bones, ligaments, muscles, or tendons of the shoulder you may feel pain and limited activity. Shoulder pain tends to increase with activity.
Shoulder problems generally fall into four categories:
▸ Tendon or soft tissue inflammation or tears
▸ Cartilage injury (arthritis, chondromalacia)
Other, more rare causes of shoulder pain include infection, nerve and blood vessel damage, and tumors.
Taking the first step
These are just some of the orthopaedic surgery options available to you. Call Bay Area Orthopaedic & Sports Specialists to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strudwick today and learn how you can become active and pain-free again after injury and possible surgery.