You will be cared for by numerous members of our team, working under the direction and supervision of our physicians:
A group of advanced practice providers—Natalie Llewellyn, PA-C, Rashelle Maderitz, PA-C, and Jason Vasses, PA-C—work with the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Team physicians to assist them during surgery and office hours. The advanced practice providers also see patients for pre- and postoperative care and new patient appointments.
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To diagnose the cause of shoulder pain, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and conduct a physical examination to check for tenderness, weakness, instability and loss of mobility. An X-ray or an MRI may be needed to determine the extent of damage. Once the cause of your shoulder pain has been identified, your doctor may recommend a conservative (nonsurgical) treatment, including anti-inflammatory medications, an exercise program or steroid injections or recommend surgical treatment.
Shoulder pain and loss of mobility are sometimes caused by minor injuries that heal easily with self-help measures, such as resting, placing ice on the affected area and using over-the-counter medications to reduce pain and swelling. In most people, however, the pain and loss of mobility will be persistent, recurrent or severe.
Symptoms of a shoulder problem that require medical intervention include:
Because most cases of shoulder pain will continue to progress until treated, it is important to seek medical intervention early.