Shoulder Pain Relief Available to Reno, NV, Area Residents
Shoulder pain, as well an accompanying stiffness and decreased range of motion, can make even the most ordinary tasks seem unbearable. If you have a shoulder injury, it may seem impossible to lift your coffee cup, fasten your seatbelt, or even use your computer mouse. The team at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, location understands what it’s like to live with shoulder pain, and we have the experience necessary to start you on the road to recovery.
The shoulder is one of the most complex parts of the body — it consists of three main bones (the clavicle, scapula, and humerus), as well as two main joints (the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint). Also one of the most versatile joints in the body, the shoulder is capable of moving in all directions. It’s probably not surprising, then, that shoulder pain can stem from a number of different factors, including:
- Frozen shoulder
- Pinched nerve
- Torn ligament
- Torn rotator cuff
In many cases, the team at our Reno, NV, location recommends that patients hold off on surgery for shoulder pain until after they first attempt a conservative course of treatment. This may include a combination of pain medications, corticosteroid injections, heat/cold therapy, gentle exercises, stretching, and physical therapy. As a full-service orthopedic clinic, we can help you find relief using these methods — we have multiple physical therapists on staff who can ensure that you receive the treatment you need on site.
If it turns out that you require surgery to address your shoulder pain, we also offer various procedures that may be appropriate for your symptoms, including arthroscopy, dislocation repair, fracture repair, reverse shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, shoulder ligament reconstruction, and total shoulder joint replacement. Our surgeons are skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable, and will work with the rest of our team to ensure you continue to receive the best possible care during your postoperative rehabilitation.
If you’re dealing with shoulder pain, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to schedule an appointment at our Reno, NV, location. We can diagnose the cause of your discomfort, determine the treatment options that will best fit your symptoms and lifestyle, and help you put that treatment plan into action.