Shoulder

Treatments for Shoulder
Pain in Kansas City

The shoulder is a fascinating joint that allows us to move our arms in any direction we desire. It is involved in highly-specialized activities like overhand throwing and weightlifting but is also crucial for simpler activities like dressing and pushing up out of a chair.

Due to its free range of motion, the shoulder is subject to frequent injury and dysfunction. Because the bones are so mobile, properly functioning ligaments, muscles and tendons are necessary to provide stability, strength and stamina to the shoulder joint.

There are a number of shoulder conditions that may cause pain, stiffness, instability, weakness and disrupted sleep.

Shoulder instability

Shoulder instability includes shoulder dislocations, shoulder instability, labral tears, shoulder separations, and can result in cartilage injuries. Multiple types exist including anterior, posterior, combined and multi-directional instability.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Rest
  • Immobilization
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Treatments

  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Stabilization
  • Bankart Repair
  • Capsulorrhaphy
  • Arthroscopic Remplissage
  • Open Stabilization
  • Latarjet Procedure
  • Capsular Shift

Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries can result in biceps tendonitis, bursitis, acromioclavicular joint arthrosis and other conditions.

Nonsurgical Treatment

  • Rest
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Treatment

  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair & Revision Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Subacromial Decompression/Acromioplasty
  • Distal Clavicle Excision/Mumford Procedure
  • Bursectomy

Osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis is common in active people. It typically affects the ball and socket (glenohumeral) joint and/or the collar bone (acromioclavicular or AC) joint.

Nonsurgical Treatment

  • Weight Loss
  • Oral Medication
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Joint Lubricating Injections
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Surgical Treatment

  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Debridement
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty