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Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Orthopedic surgeon: Shoulder problems are typically handled by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Definition)

The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused ...Read more


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Does any kind of doctor know everything about shoulder injuries?

Does any kind of doctor know everything about shoulder injuries?

Orthopedic doctor: Will know the most about shoulder injuries. Some orthopods specialize in shoulder injuries ...Read more

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What types of shoulder injuries require surgery?

What types of shoulder injuries require surgery?

Surgical shoulder in: When there r structural damages to supporting ligaments, tendons or bone., many times full recovery maximally occurs when surgical repair is undertaken. So unstable shoulders with stretched or torn ligaments, complete tears of rotator cuff, displaced angulated fractures of numeral head or glenoid should be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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How to recognize and treat shoulder injuries in indoor soccer?

How to recognize and treat shoulder injuries in indoor soccer?

Pain: Injuries to the shoulder during activities such as indoor soccer will usually be recognized via pain. The severity of the pain and the ability or inability to move or use the shoulder/arm will usually be a guide to whether medical evaluation and treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

See below: The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused by a traumatic event. ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

Form & function: Here are some thoughts: use proper form and prepare with good conditioning including calisthenics and stretching exercises. Stop or slow down exercising if you begin to experience pain. Gradually build up the duration and intensity of exercise. Get enough rest & recovery time between workouts. Get to know a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. Use a sling for comfort, if you feel that you need support. ...Read more

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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

Weeks: It depends on the injury. Physical therapy and surgery can help healing faster. Return of function depends on control of pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent shoulder injuries during sports?

What are the best ways to prevent shoulder injuries during sports?

Stretch.: Stretch out the musculature of the shoulder and ice the shoulder after activity. ...Read more

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Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

A shoulder injury-: -1'st needs an exam by an orthopedic surgeon. A separation is Dx'd by exam only images needed R X-rays, & that's 4 grading, 1'st degree is not displaced, 2'nd=deformed but some ligaments R intact 3'd=very dfrmd. All need X-rays, & if significant MRI. U get by falling on the point of Ur shoulder, like a QB sack, , or any force 2 the shldr in that direction. Auto accident, fall from height. Unable 2sho ...Read more

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What are some common shoulder injuries?

What are some common shoulder injuries?

Shoulder: Rotaror cuff and labral injuries. Shoulder blade and collar bone separation and shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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What are all the different possible shoulder injuries?

What are all the different possible shoulder injuries?

Quite a few: They can range from relatively minor to quite serious. Inflammation causing bursitis or tendinitis of the rotator cuff, sprains of the rotator cuff or ac joint, tears of the rotator cuff or cartilage around the socket called the labrum resulting in pain, weakness and/or instability, biceps tendinitis or tears, fractures of the humerus or collar-bone or shoulder blade, or nerve injuries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries?

What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries?

See below: The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused by a traumatic event. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting shoulder injuries?

How can I prevent myself from getting shoulder injuries?

Cann't and be active: The only way to guarantee that you do not get a shoulder injury is not to play sports or fall. Since this is not possible or makes life boring keep your shoulder muscles as strong as possible. ...Read more

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What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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In what ways can you exercise with asthma and shoulder injuries?

In what ways can you exercise with asthma and shoulder injuries?

EIA: Exercise induced asthma (eia) is a common problem especially in elite athletes. Talk this over with your physician so you can work out a pre-exercise treatment regimen. Your shoulder is another story. You may want to talk this over with a sports medicine physician who can give you an exercise regimen that won't damage your shoulder. Don;t do anything on your own is either case.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that arm and shoulder injuries will happen instantly?

Is it actually true that arm and shoulder injuries will happen instantly?

Some can: Happen instantly and some happen overtime. Both are seen daily in my practice. ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more

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Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

AC injury: This is a very commonly injured part of the shoulder It is where your collar bone attached to the anterior portion of your shoulder blade. Most of the time the injury gets treated without surgery, but the progress should be moinitered by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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In general, do shoulder injuries heal well with time?

In general, do shoulder injuries heal well with time?

Depends: Really depends on nature of injury. A torn rotator cuff or labrum will not heal. They can progress and become larger and more problematic. If the tendon is just inflamed it can respond to therapy and injections and other conservative modalities. ...Read more

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Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Hard to say: If you are worried about it I would get in evaluated. It can be as little as a bursitis or tendonitis or worse like a muscle tear, etc. ...Read more

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Is platelet rich plasma therapy effective for shoulder injuries?

Is platelet rich plasma therapy effective for shoulder injuries?

PRP: Many types and mixes/concentrations of prp. No uniform standardization yet. It can help. ...Read more

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What is platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries like?

What is platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries like?

Growth factors: Prp (or platelet rich plasma), is a portion of concentrated platelets taken from your own drawn blood, used in injured areas. There has been limited proof that it works as advertised, but we can inject it into areas that we want to augment the healing process. It seems also to have some pain relieving properties. ...Read more

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How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

Unknown: There is a debate in the literature as to whether prp is helpful. It is mainly used in rotator cuff repairs. Prp has many stimulating growth factors that is thought to expedite rotator cuff healing. ...Read more

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MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

No: Posttraumatic arthritis can take months or longer show up. An auto accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may have been a symptomatic prior to the accident ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose fibromyalgia What type of doctor treats this condition. Have neck, shoulder, low back pain and left foot pain?

How do they diagnose fibromyalgia What type of doctor treats this condition. Have neck, shoulder, low back pain and left foot pain?

Symptoms: Please start with a visit to your primary doctor. You will be examined and lab studies done. You might also be referred to a specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would treat a cyst on my shoulder joint?

What type of doctor would treat a cyst on my shoulder joint?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: I would suggest a seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. He or she would be able to determine the nature of the cyst by exam or x-ray, and offer the appropriate treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors identify the type of a shoulder injury?

How do doctors identify the type of a shoulder injury?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the physician of choice for shoulder injuries. Their specialized surgical training allows them a unique ability to care for diseases and injuries not only of the shoulder but also all the bones of the body. Through careful examination and x-ray/mri/ct scans, shoulder as well as other joint problems can be identified and a treatment plan developed. ...Read more

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Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a shoulder injury, should I see a doctor?

Depends how bad: If you are having pain at night that is bad enough to keep you awake or wake you up, then yes.

If you are unable to raise your arm straight over your head (same as other side) then yes.

If pain is mild and goes away with anti-inflammatory medications then not necessarily.

Hard to make any sweeping blanket statements, but hope this helps. ...Read more

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What type of doctor mighti need to see for shoulder pain?

What type of doctor mighti need to see for shoulder pain?

Orthopedic surgeon: I suggest that you see an orthopedic surgeon with a fair amount of experience with shoulders. Orthopedic surgeons get experience with shoulders with either years of practice and/or during an extra year of training called a fellowship (in either shoulder or sports medicine). Despite the name, ortho surgeons know more than just surgery. They'll keep you out of surgery if possible. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat ongoing shoulder/neck pain?

Neck pain: You must obtain MRI of the cervical spine without contrast first in order to determine any spinal cord injury or nerve root impingement. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

Find a good PT: Soft tissue and muscle can create thoracic outlet syndrome as well as anatomic abnormalities from having extra ribs in the neck. See a physician for an MRI and a good physical therapist for soft tissue therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more