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While they might not look like much to you, your shoulders are complicated joints made up of three bones – upper arm bone, collarbone, and shoulder blade. These bones are joined by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. When any of these parts are involved in a shoulder injury, you may experience shoulder pain.
Rotator cuff tears, shoulder bursitis, and shoulder dislocation are among the most common shoulder injuries in Central California. If you have experienced any of these conditions, Find a Doctor today for shoulder pain relief with care, dignity, and respect at Dignity Health Central California.
Along with shoulder pain, you can have weakness or stiffness, and may be unable to lift or rotate your arm. Your shoulder also may feel loose or like it may slide or pop out of place.
Overuse, trauma, and certain orthopedic conditions can cause shoulder injuries. Our orthopedic experts treat a range of shoulder conditions and injuries, including:
Your doctor will carefully diagnose your symptoms and talk to you about personalized treatment options. Your complete healing remains our focus.
Your specific condition will help your doctor determine the most effective care for you and your well-being. Most treatment begins with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), as well as anti-inflammatory medicines.
Physical therapy also is very helpful for flexibility, strength, and healing. This also can prevent minor conditions from becoming more serious.
For more information about shoulder pain relief, contact Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors provide healing with humankindness for shoulder conditions and injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.