Shoulder injuries are one of the most common musculoskeletal problems, affecting 18-26% of adults. At Joint Preservation Institute, with offices in Sacramento and Walnut Creek, California, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Amir Jamali, MD, offers complete care for shoulder injuries, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery when needed. Call the nearest office today to schedule treatment for a shoulder injury, or book your appointment online.
At the Joint Preservation Institute, Dr. Jamali diagnoses and treats various shoulder injuries, including:
Dr. Jamali also treats shoulder arthritis, a group of musculoskeletal conditions that cause swelling, pain, and mobility problems.
Shoulder injury symptoms include:
As the injury worsens, you might have difficulty lifting your arm above your head or performing routine activities, like combing your hair and brushing your teeth.
Make an appointment at the Joint Preservation Institute if you have shoulder pain for longer than a week and it doesn’t improve with rest, ice, and activity changes, particularly if your symptoms occur immediately after an injury, like a fall or car accident.
Dr. Jamali asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, what it feels like, and if it extends into other areas like your arm or upper back. He examines your shoulder, checking for redness, bruising, and swelling, and assesses your arm’s range of motion, muscle strength, and reflexes.
Dr. Jamali gently presses on your shoulder and shoulder blade to identify sensitive areas. He also asks you to lift your arm and complete several easy exercises.
Dr. Jamali orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI, to look closer at your shoulder and the surrounding tissues if he suspects an underlying problem, such as arthritis or a dislocated joint.
Dr. Jamali treats shoulder pain using a conservative, minimally invasive approach. He might suggest:
If your symptoms continue or worsen, you might be a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery. During a shoulder replacement procedure, Dr. Jamali removes the damaged or diseased portions of your shoulder joint and replaces them with artificial prosthetics.
Call the nearest Joint Preservation Institute office today to schedule treatment for shoulder injuries, or book your appointment online.