Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body.
This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury. Depending on the nature of the problem, nonsurgical methods of treatment often are recommended before surgery. However, in some instances, delaying the surgical repair of a shoulder can increase the likelihood that the problem will be more difficult to treat later. Early, correct diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems can make a significant difference in the long run.
Shoulder problems and treatments:
- Bursitis or Tendinitis
- Impingement and Partial Rotator Cuff Tears
- Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
- Fractured Collarbone and Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
- Fractured Head of the Humerus (Arm Bone), or Proximal Humerus Fracture
- Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis