Overcoming Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Shoulder and elbow pain can significantly impact your daily activities, making even the simplest tasks challenging and uncomfortable. No matter the type of pain you are experiencing, finding practical solutions to alleviate your pain is crucial. At Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we understand the impact of shoulder and elbow pain on your quality of life. Our team of experienced orthopedic specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to help you regain mobility and live pain-free.

Understanding Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by various factors, ranging from poor posture and inflammation to sports-related injuries. You may notice that your shoulders feel tired and sore at the end of each day due to posture problems that cause inflammation. Alternatively, you might have injured your shoulder while engaging in sports activities that involve throwing. Regardless of the cause, our Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team focuses on treating the root cause of your shoulder pain through accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans.

Types of Shoulder and Elbow Pain Problems

Tendon Inflammation or Tear – Overuse, repetitive motions, or aging can lead to inflammation or tears in the tendons, such as the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder or the tendons around the elbow joint.

Arthritis – Both shoulder and elbow joints can be affected by arthritis, causing pain, stiffness, and reduce range of motion.

Tennis Elbow – Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is characterized by pain on the outer side of the elbow, often caused by repetitive arm movements.

Bursitis – Inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints, can lead to shoulder or elbow pain.

Throwing Injuries – Athletes involved in sports like baseball or tennis may experience shoulder or elbow pain due to repetitive throwing motions, leading to conditions like rotator cuff tears or ulnar collateral ligament injuries.

Instability – Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder joint is prone to dislocation or subluxation, leading to pain and limited mobility.

Fracture – Traumatic injuries, such as a fall or direct impact, can result in fractures in the shoulder or elbow, causing intense pain and immobility.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment Methods

At Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we employ a range of techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, to help you overcome shoulder and elbow pain. To accurately diagnose the condition, we may utilize imaging methods such as X-rays or MRIs. We create a personalized treatment program based on the diagnosis to address your specific needs.

For non-surgical treatment, we may recommend the following:

Physical therapy – Targeted exercises and stretches can strengthen the muscles around the affected area, improve flexibility, and reduce pain.

Injections – Corticosteroid injections or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may be useful to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain relievers can provide temporary relief.

If surgery is necessary to treat your condition, we specialize in minimally invasive procedures, such as arthroscopy. This procedure allows for quicker recovery and minimal scarring, helping you get back to your daily activities sooner.

Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

If you are experiencing shoulder and elbow pain and are looking for an orthopedic specialist in your area, contact Lake Pointe Orthopaedics today to schedule your appointment. With over 500 positive Google reviews, our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons and compassionate professionals is committed to providing the highest quality care. We have conveniently located clinics in Rockwall, Greenville, Kaufman, and Richardson, ensuring accessibility for patients throughout the area.

Our patient-centered approach focuses on understanding your unique situation, lifestyle, and goals. We believe in empowering you with knowledge about your condition and involving you in the decision-making process. From the moment you walk through our doors, you can expect personalized attention and comprehensive care tailored to your needs. Give us a call today or complete our contact form to book your consultation.

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