Since we often use our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling, the shoulder is a common source of aches and pains. Often the result of repetitive motions used in sports, at work, or during daily activities, shoulder discomfort can range from tendinitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instability issues.
At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our shoulder experts, David Bear, MD, Kenneth P. Butters, MD, S. Blake Dowdle, MD, Rudolf G. Hoellrich, MD, Michael C. Koester, MD, Lucas Korcek, MD, Brick A. Lantz, MD, Matthew S. Shapiro, MD, Timothy A. Straub, MD, and Jeffrey M. Tuman, MD, are expertly trained to assess, diagnose, and treat the unique intricacies of the human shoulder. Whether your condition requires conservative treatment or advanced surgical care, our shoulder specialists have the expertise, experience, and skill to offer the expert care you need to live in motion.
Much like the hip or the knee, the shoulder joint can also be replaced if the joint is diseased or damaged, creating new joint surfaces in the shoulder. There are different approaches to shoulder replacement surgery, such as a total shoulder replacement or a partial shoulder replacement, though your shoulder surgeon will work with you to determine which procedure is best suited for your unique needs.
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Since some shoulder injuries and conditions are the results of overuse, rest and avoidance of repetitive motions may be successful in treating shoulder discomfort. However, if your shoulder pain persists or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you see a shoulder specialist:
No matter what type of treatment option is recommended for you, our medical experts will thoroughly explain your condition or injury and the treatment options available to you and address any question you may have.
To schedule an appointment with one of our shoulder specialists at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at our Eugene or RiverBend Pavilion locations, please call (541) 743-4102 or request an appointment online.