Shoulder Pain Treatment

Depending on the source of the discomfort, shoulder pain treatment can involve anything from orthopedic surgery to simply resting the shoulder. The disparity in treatments is due to the complexity of the shoulder, which is comprised of several bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that give the arm a full 180-degree range of motion. This high level of mobility leaves it particularly susceptible to many types of injury and disease, including arthritis, fractures, and dislocation.

Individuals with persistent or worsening shoulder pain should seek care from an orthopedic specialist who will be able to evaluate their condition and recommend appropriate treatment. Many painful shoulder conditions can be addressed through lifestyle changes and non-surgical treatments, such as injections, physical therapy, and regenerative medicines that trigger the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Surgical intervention may be required to mend torn muscles, tendons or ligaments, replace a shoulder joint, or repair a fractured humerus.

Specialized treatment for shoulder pain caused by a variety of musculoskeletal conditions is available at Tampa General Hospital – a high performing hospital for orthopedics according to U.S.News & World Report. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and physicians utilize leading-edge medical technologies to better diagnose and treat shoulder pain. Orthopedic patients receive care at TGH’s Joint Center, where our physicians perform a high volume of complex orthopedic surgeries every year. Physical therapy is also available to qualifying patients.

If you’d like to discuss shoulder pain treatment options with an orthopedic specialist, use our online PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to obtain a referral to an orthopedic physician.