How Did This Happen and How can I Seek Treatment?
Imagine Zeus giving his heroic Grecian son the order to toss a huge boulder, only to be met with: “I just can’t do it pops, my shoulder’s out from the last boulder I tossed.” Hercules, known for his strength, wouldn’t likely sit idly by allowing a shoulder injury to keep him out of the Greek gods heroism circle. He would surely have gone to a healer, shaman or mythical immortal orthopedic wizard.
Assuming that most people reading this are not Greek gods (or Hercules) we, as mere mortals, are more apt to ignore or delay addressing a shoulder injury. Rather than forfeit opportunities to carry out our daily tasks due to a shoulder injury, it is truly in best for any human living in St. Joseph County, to seek treatment for shoulder injuries in South Bend.
My Shoulder Injury Feels Herculean … in Terms of Pain and Inconvenience
We use our arms for everything, which means we use our shoulders too. From the most mundane tasks, to more complicated endeavors, our poor shoulder sockets are constantly in motion. A shoulder injury is not only painful, and annoying, it can limit our range of motion and functionality.
Did you know that according to a study referenced by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), 7.5 million people had a doctor’s visit due to a shoulder issue in 2006?
Shoulder Injuries can include (but are not limited to):
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Labrum injuries
How Did This Happen and How can I Seek Treatment for Shoulder Injuries in South Bend?
Shoulder injuries can occur from any number of activities and situations, but here are a few likely scenarios:
- Too much repetitive athletic motion – tennis, swimming, pitching, weightlifting, etc.
- Excessive stress from repetition from daily or job-related activities – washing or painting walls, hanging items on the wall, gardening and similar range of motions involving the rotator cuff
- An accident that has created strain, sprain or fracture(s) to the shoulder area
At Allied Bone and Joint we are experienced in treating any number of shoulder injuries. Read on, to find out how.
What is the Treatment for Shoulder Injuries?
Often shoulder injuries can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. At Allied Bone and Joint we perform arthroscopic surgery that utilizes microscopic cameras and instruments to repair anything from rotator cuff tears and instability, to tennis elbow and joint inflammation.
In instances, where major joints and/or cartilage is severely damaged or diminished we can treat the shoulder with a total joint replacement.
Regardless of what method we utilize to treat a shoulder injury, it’s our mission to get you back in motion.
Can Shoulder Injuries be Prevented?
Not always, but there are ways of strengthening the shoulder muscles that surround the rotator cuff, which is often a hotspot for shoulder injuries.
Exercises like wall push-ups and shoulder press-ups can build muscles and help prevent injury to the shoulders. Although muscle strengthening was probably an injury-saver for Hercules, it’s never a guarantee for the typical patient.
It’s always advisable to seek the advice of an orthopedic specialist before attempting any physical exercise regimen, especially if you have experienced or been prone to shoulder injuries.
If you are in need for treatment for shoulder injuries in South Bend, please contact us today: 574-247-4667 – we’ll have you tossing boulders in no time (or at least have you on the road to repair!).
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