The shoulder is the most mobile of all the joints in the body. As such, it is susceptible to injury. If you are experiencing Sunol shoulder pain, come see the experts at Mission Peak Orthopaedics for a diagnosis and proper treatments. Our practice is a dynamic multi-disciplinary orthopaedics office dedicated to musculoskeletal care. With origins in sports medicine and arthroscopy, we are a team of fellowship-trained physicians specializing in orthopaedic surgery, podiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. We are dedicated to serving our neighborhood with the most advanced and innovative care. We use a wide variety of treatments, from non-surgical to minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery with the goal of restoring you to full function as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, and overhead motions, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. But shoulder injuries and Sunol shoulder pain can also be caused by everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones, such as bursitis or a torn rotator cuff. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems which usually develop over time through repetitive, intensive training routines. Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and continue doing the same activity which only aggravates the condition and may possibly cause more problems. People also may underestimate the extent of their injury because steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them.
If non-surgical strategies are not effective in resolving your shoulder pain, our team of specialists will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside your shoulder. During your surgery, your doctor inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen which are used guide miniature surgical instruments inside the joint. Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your doctor can use very small incisions. This results in less pain for patients, and shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities. Arthroscopy makes diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster than was once thought possible. If you think you may be a candidate for minimally invasive arthroscopy, or you want to learn all your options to treat your Sunol shoulder pain, call Mission Peak Orthopaedics today.