Shoulder

Our board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeons have extensive experience in every option for operative and non-operative care to identify the best treatment options for you.

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I fell and now I can’t lift my arm!
Rotator cuff tears are common and can occur following a traumatic episode. These are often repairable when diagnosed in a timely fashion.
Why has my shoulder suddenly become stiff?
Frozen Shoulder is a condition that causes progressive pain and stiffness. It typically presents in people who are middle-aged (about 50 years old).
Why does my shoulder “squeak”?
Shoulder arthritis presents with varying degrees of pain, stiffness, and even strange sounds (squeaking or grinding).
Why does my upper arm hurt?
Pain from problems in the shoulder joint (arthritis or rotator cuff tears) will frequently travel or “refer” into the upper arm.
Why does my shoulder dislocate?
Shoulder dislocations are frequently associated with traumatic injuries to the supporting structures of the joint (bone, ligaments, or labrum).
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Treatment Options

The shoulder has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body. We need this freedom of motion to interact with the world and manipulate our environment. When our shoulders aren’t working properly due to pain or injury, daily activities such as getting dressed, eating, and even sleeping become difficult, if not impossible. At Edmonds Orthopedic Center, our board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgeons are here to help you recover as quickly as possible.

The shoulder is a complex joint, made up of 4 separate articulations. The main joint is a ball-in-socket joint that connects your upper arm bone (humerus) to a part of your shoulder blade called the glenoid. The shoulder blade also forms a type of joint with your ribs. Last, the collarbone (clavicle) has a small joint at either end, meeting your shoulder blade laterally and your sternum centrally. These structures work together, along with the surrounding soft tissues (muscles, labrum, and ligaments), to provide the strength, function, and wide range of motion the shoulder requires. Unfortunately, highly mobile joints can be prone to injury.

Some of the ways our shoulder specialists at Edmonds Orthopedic Center can help you get better include:

Surgical

If surgery becomes necessary, all of our shoulder specialists are experts in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, to help minimize your discomfort and downtime postoperatively.

Non-Surgical

Measures such as injections, medications, and exercise programs can be useful adjuncts to manage symptoms and facilitate your return to health.

Physical Therapy

This can also be an extremely powerful tool in rehabilitating the troublesome shoulder, often making surgery unnecessary. Proliance Physical & Hand Therapy offers convenient locations in Harbor Square, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and Edmonds with compassionate, well-trained staff to help you navigate your road to recovery.

Whether treating common conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, overuse injuries, sports-related strains or sprains, and arthritis, or more complex injuries with broken bones, muscle tears, or dislocations, our focus is on working with you to develop the most effective, individualized treatment program based on your unique situation. You’ll experience better communication and outcomes with your one-on-one relationship with your doctor.

If shoulder pain is interfering with your life, don’t shrug it off. Contact one of our Orthopedic Shoulder and Sports Medicine specialists at Edmonds Orthopedic Center to learn more about how we can help.

Shoulder Doctors

Brian Cameron, MD

Brian Cameron, MD

David Kuechle, MD

David Kuechle, MD

Michael Lee, MD

Michael Lee, MD

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Topic: Shoulder