Shoulder Injuries Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

If you struggle with shoulder injuries and the pain associated with them, rely on Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in the Lincoln Square or Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Illinois. The highly trained orthopedics team diagnoses and treats various shoulder injuries to restore musculoskeletal functioning and your quality of life. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Shoulder Injuries Q & A

What are shoulder injuries?

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause

What are the symptoms of shoulder injuries?

Common symptoms you could experience with shoulder injuries include:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Burning
  • Tingling 
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Decreased range of motion

If your pain is severe or doesn’t go away on its own, see the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers experts for an evaluation. 

What are common shoulder injuries?

Common shoulder injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Fractures
  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

You could injure your shoulder lifting something heavy, playing sports, getting injured at work, falling down, or being in a car accident.

How does my provider diagnose shoulder injuries?

To determine which type of shoulder injury you have and determine the most effective treatment, specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers discuss your symptoms and medical history with you. 

They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and often recommend that you undergo specific diagnostic tests. Examples include: blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. 

What are common treatments for shoulder injuries?

Depending on the type of shoulder injury that you have, your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provider could recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Home care

Try over-the-counter pain relievers, rest your shoulder joint, wear a sling, or use hot or cold packs to reduce shoulder pain at home. 

Medications

Oral medications can reduce tissue deterioration, inflammation, and pain associated with shoulder injuries. 

Physical therapy

Working with a physical therapist can strengthen affected tissues in and around your shoulder joint to speed up healing and alleviate shoulder discomfort. 

Injections

Steroid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell injections help reduce inflammation, enhance healing, and stimulate your body’s ability to regenerate new cells.

Surgery

Suppose you have a severe shoulder injury or one that doesn’t heal on its own. In that case, the experts at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers may recommend shoulder surgery to remove, repair, or replace damaged tissues.

To learn more about treatments for shoulder injuries at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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