Shoulder Pain

shoulder-pain

Does shoulder pain keep you up at night or hinder your ability to perform everyday tasks?

Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle).

The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in your shoulder blade. This socket is called your glenoid. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone centered within the socket of your shoulder. These tissues are called the rotator cuff. They cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade.

Most shoulder problems are manifested in one or more of these ways: tendon inflammation (bursitis or tendinitis) or tendon tear; instability; arthritis; and fracture (broken bone).

Bursitis is inflammation or swelling of the small, fluid-filled sacs located between the rotator cuff and part of your shoulder blade known as the acromion. It often occurs in association with rotator cuff tendinitis. Many daily activities, such as combing your hair or getting dressed, may become difficult. Rotator cuff tendinitis may be acute or chronic.

Treatments for shoulder pain may include medications or surgery. While surgery may be required to resolve some shoulder problems, a majority of patients with shoulder pain will respond to simple treatments such as altering activities, rest, exercise, and medication. If surgery is warranted in your situation, it can involve arthroscopy or shoulder joint replacement to remove scar tissue or repair torn tissues, or traditional open procedures for larger reconstructions or shoulder replacement.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you live in St. Louis our Kansas City and would like to know more about treatment for your shoulder pain, make an appointment for an evaluation with one of our board-certified orthopedic specialists today!

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

Atul T. Patel, MD

Atul T. Patel

Overland Park, KS

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patrick J. Reardon, MD

Patrick J. Reardon

St. Louis, MO

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip and Knee
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Ashok Kumar, MD

Ashok Kumar

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Alexander J. Heck, MD

Alexander J. Heck

Fenton, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine

Amy M. Zippay, MD

Amy M. Zippay

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Thomas S. Samuelson, MD

Thomas S. Samuelson

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225