Offering Shoulder Stabilization Surgery for Patients in Reno, NV
Have you noticed pain or clicking in your shoulder, or a tingling sensation in your arm? Does it often feel like your shoulder is too loose, almost as if it’s going to slip out of place? If so, you might have what’s known as “shoulder instability.” This condition occurs when the muscles and ligaments around your shoulder joint become too loose and allow your humerus (your upper arm bone) to move around within your shoulder socket. Shoulder instability can develop suddenly due to a traumatic injury, or gradually as a result of overuse or genetics.
Fortunately, if you’re in Reno, Nevada, or a surrounding area, you can turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic for treatment. In many cases, we recommend that patients with shoulder instability try to relieve their symptoms using conservative treatments, such as pain medication, corticosteroid injections, heat and cold therapy, and physical therapy. If these treatments don’t provide relief, however, we may need to perform shoulder stabilization surgery. Dr. Rueben Nair — one of the experienced sports medicine physicians on our team — has extensive experience performing this procedure.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, clicking, looseness, or any other symptoms of shoulder instability, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to set up an appointment. Dr. Nair or one of the other orthopedists at our Reno, NV, office will ask you about your condition, perform a physical examination, and let you know whether shoulder stabilization surgery is an option. Don’t wait to seek help — failing to treat shoulder instability could lead to arthritis and other complications down the road, so it’s important to see an orthopedist as soon as possible.