If you’re having shoulder pain, simple movements like getting dressed or brushing your hair can seem nearly impossible. Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, a sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, offers procedures like arthroscopic rotator cuff repair followed by physical therapy to help you recapture your full range of motion. Book online now or call the office for your appointment.
Your shoulder pain could stem from many sources. Some common reasons for shoulder pain include:
Regardless of its origin, shoulder pain can be particularly difficult and frustrating. After all, you need to use your shoulder for a number of everyday movements, and pain can make those tasks nearly impossible. Trying to use your shoulder in spite of the pain is a bad idea because it often aggravates the injury. Reach out for shoulder pain help before it gets intolerable.
Dr. McClure performs a complete exam, tests your movements, and uses imaging results to confirm your diagnosis. You may need additional X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging tests to pinpoint the precise part of your shoulder where your pain originates.
Once Dr. McClure diagnoses your shoulder pain, he suggests a treatment path based on your needs.
Physical therapy is sometimes enough for pain relief and improved range of motion. Many patients also get excellent relief with steroid injections. If you have chronic shoulder pain that's not relieved with physical therapy and injections, a surgical procedure might be right for you.
As an expert orthopedic surgeon, Dr. McClure regularly performs procedures to relieve shoulder pain. Some of the most common surgical solutions for shoulder pain include:
After your shoulder surgery, Dr. McClure recommends physical therapy. Your physical therapy sessions are an important component of your recovery, so you'll start them soon after your procedure in most cases. Physical therapy can begin as soon as the first day after the operation for manipulation under anesthesia, or five days post-op after rotator cuff or labrum repair.
Use the online scheduler or call to arrange your appointment at the office of Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, for shoulder pain relief today.