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Shoulder Treatments

What are some common shoulder conditions that require treatment to be corrected?

Many issues can arise in the shoulder joint, with quite a few requiring treatment including:

The treatment option used will depend on your individual concerns and the extent of damage or injury to your joint. An experienced and knowledgeable shoulder surgeon will be able to make the appropriate determination of treatment to correct your condition.

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What are the different treatment options used to correct shoulder issues?

Shoulder pain caused by various conditions can be treated with a wide array of options including:

  • Ice packs and heat therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Use of pain management medication
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery

For some shoulder conditions, surgery may be the only successful option. Before surgery is considered, alternative methods of treatment are typically explored first.

Which type of treatments can be done at home to help correct shoulder issues?

In the event that your shoulder becomes injured or damaged, doctors will recommend at home treatment first to alleviate symptoms before having to resort to more extreme options. Many mild shoulder conditions can be corrected with properly resting your joint, avoiding strenuous activity, ice and heat packs, using a sling, elevation and gentle massage. If at home treatment is unsuccessful, you should make an appointment with your physician to have your shoulder evaluated for alternative treatment options.


What are the different surgical treatment options used to correct common shoulder conditions?

In some cases, surgery is necessary to successfully treat your condition. Shoulder arthroscopy has become a popular and efficient way to treat many different issues. Open shoulder surgery is also performed to treat certain conditions that afflict the joint. In some extreme cases, shoulder replacement surgery is needed to correct extensive damage to the joint that cannot be corrected with alternative surgical measures.

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