Shoulder injuries can have a significantly negative impact on your daily routine, making it difficult to put shirts on and raise your arm. Dr. Scott Taylor of Scott M. Taylor, M.D., A Professional Corporation in Oakland, California, is proud to provide effective treatments for shoulder injuries. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
A shoulder injury occurs when the bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles of the shoulder or shoulder joint become damaged or hurt.
Shoulder injuries can range from mild to severe. Some common shoulder injuries include:
Several activities and conditions can cause shoulder injuries. Typically, your shoulder becomes injured through everyday wear and tear, overuse, aging, or a specific injury that you’ve suffered. Some of the most common causes of a shoulder injury include:
It’s important to note that the shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion in your body, making it more likely to sustain an injury.
Symptoms of a shoulder injury will vary from case to case, depending on the severity of the injury and how you sustained the injury. Common symptoms include:
Dr. Taylor can treat shoulder treatments in several ways, but how he does it depends on the severity of your case. Minor shoulder injuries are typically treatable with rest, medication, and physical therapy.
Surgery might be necessary for treating more severe cases, such as a clavicle fracture or recurring shoulder dislocations. In these instances, Dr. Taylor may recommend the following surgeries:
If you’re suffering from pain or immobility in your shoulder, it’s important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Call or schedule an appointment online with Scott M. Taylor, M.D., A Professional Corporation for a consultation.