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The shoulder is one of the most complex and frequently stressed joints in the body. When your shoulder is affected by an injury or condition, it can make everyday activities especially difficult. A shoulder injury is often the result of a sports injury, accident, repetitive motion, or gradual wear and tear over time. The symptoms can range from mild to intense, depending on the severity.
Examples of symptoms you might be experiencing in your shoulder and arm:
Many shoulder conditions can be successfully treated with nonsurgical methods including rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. When conservative treatments fail to alleviate pain, surgery is an option. McLeod Orthopaedics utilizes the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical techniques.
Here are some examples of common shoulder conditions that our specialists can treat:
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