The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in your body. Because of this, it is easily injured when performing daily tasks or engaging in sports. You depend on the liberty to move your shoulders without any pain during normal daily activities. Sometimes you may wonder if the pain or stiffness you feel is a regular thing resulting from your age or lifestyle, or maybe it is something you should see an orthopedic doctor about.
Here are 4 signs to show you if your shoulder pain should be assessed by a doctor specialized in orthopedics in Boca Raton
You don’t need to worry when your shoulder pain comes and goes away after several days. A sign that something might be wrong can be when your pain increases, or when it perseveres for a longer period of time (over 2 weeks). Observe your body and make sure you don’t let the pain go on without treating it. Let a doctor specialized in orthopedics in Boca Raton assess it.
In most cases, a shoulder that has been dislocated should be put back in place by an orthopedic specialist. Shoulder dislocation may be often caused by a tear in the glenoid labrum - a rim of soft tissue that holds the ball in the cavity - or in the rotator cuff tendons. If this is the case, see your orthopedic doctor as soon as you can. The faster you start the therapy, the better and faster the outcome of your treatment will be.
If the pain restricts your daily activities or participation in sports you should see an orthopedic specialist. Your condition will be carefully diagnosed and adequately treated so that you can heal in a fitting amount of time. Sports medicine is very advanced now, so you can benefit from the most modern scientific discoveries. Various nonsurgical and surgical treatment choices are available.
Movements towards your body and away from your body are regulated by the rotator cuff ligaments. When these movements are a cause of pain, are restricted or cannot be executed at all, you should see an orthopedic specialist. A rotator cuff strain or tear may be the cause of your pain (see the table of symptoms below).
Check these symptoms to see if you might suffer from one of the most common shoulder conditions. If you suspect you might - visit one of our doctors specialized in orthopedics in Boca Raton
|Shoulder Symptoms||Possible Causes|
|Pain and stiffness that doesn't go away for months or years||frozen shoulder; arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis)|
|Pain that's often worse while using your arm or shoulder||tendonitis; bursitis; impingement|
|Tingling, numbness, weakness, feeling of clicking or locking||shoulder instability; sometimes because of hypermobility|
|Sudden very bad pain, can't move your arm (or it's difficult), sometimes changes shape||dislocated shoulder; broken bone (such as the upper armor collarbone); torn or ruptured tendon|
|Pain on top of the shoulder (where the collarbone and shoulder joint meet)||problems in the acromioclavicular joint, like a dislocation or stretched or torn ligaments|
If you are experiencing shoulder pain and would like a treatment solution, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.
If you need more information on shoulder pain, ask Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in Palm Beach County
Whether it’s post-injury help or consultation about your first symptoms, our doctors specialized in orthopedics in Boca Raton provide total management of patient care in Palm Beach County. If you’d like to find out more about us, our doctors, and our facilities, or you want to make an appointment, contact us. We will help you stay healthy and happy!
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for the first time on treatment for children with concussions, stating that they will provide doctors with the "tools they need to ensure the best outcomes for their young patients" with mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury).
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, in children is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. It can disrupt the physiological function of the brain and may be caused by something as common as a bump to the head or by something more serious like a blow, or a jolt. CDC’s Pediatric mTBI Guideline has been issued with the goal to improve the treatment of this injury.
Children have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury (TBI) of all age groups. TBI affects children differently than it does grown-ups. An injury of any severity to the developing brain can disrupt a child’s growth and may affect his or her participation in sports. As a result of TBI, children can experience deviations in their overall health, cognitive functions or behavioral functions. It can have an impact on their learning abilities, too.
• Do not routinely image pediatric patients to diagnose mTBI.
• Use validated, age-appropriate symptom scales to diagnose mTBI.
• Assess for risk factors for prolonged recovery.
• Provide patients with instructions on returning to activity, customized to their symptoms.
• Counsel patients to return to non-sports activities gradually after no more than 2–3 days of rest.
With concern for concussions in children on the rise, the CDC addresses parents and coaches to raise awareness of this serious issue. Children who play contact sports are especially at risk!
Remember that the earlier you recognize the problem the faster the orthopedic doctor in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton can help!
Need more information about concussions in children or sports medicine in Boca Raton in general? Ask Orthopaedic Surgery Associates in Palm Beach County
Whether it’s post-injury help or a consultation about your child’s first symptoms, our orthopedic doctors in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton provide total management of patient care in Palm Beach County. If you’d like to find out more about us, our doctors, and our facilities, or you want to make an appointment, contact us. We will help you stay healthy and happy!
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.
Whether it’s post-injury help or consultation about your first symptoms, our orthopedic doctors provide total management of patient care. Contact us find out more about OSA, our doctors, and our facilities, or to get started as a patient.