Shoulder Pain

The vast majority of patients presenting with shoulder pain have a relatively straightforward condition that orthopedically is known as “impingement.” The more common terms for this condition are shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder tendinitis. This inflammatory condition can lead to significant pain with reaching, and sleeping. It is important to get early, appropriate care, for shoulder pain since it is important to avoid a frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis. Athletic injuries can lead to tearing of the rotator cuff, laburm or cartilage of the shoulder but fortunately most injuries respond to nonoperative treatment.