Millions of people experience shoulder problems each year. As one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain, common shoulder injuries and conditions can make even the simplest tasks painful and difficult.
At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, our fellowship-trained shoulder doctors are known throughout the Triangle Region area for providing precision diagnosis and patient-centered care to ensure a healthy and optimal recovery. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.
What Causes Most Shoulder Problems?
Predominantly, shoulder problems involve the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the shoulder. Shoulder fractures can also occur, typically resulting from sudden impact (a car accident or sports collision). Or, shoulder pain and stiffness can occur from wear and tear over time. When the latter happens, we refer to it as shoulder osteoarthritis.
Athletes are often most susceptible to shoulder injuries because of the repetitive motion their shoulder endures as well as from the intense training they experience.
Certain shoulder injuries and conditions can also happen as the result of an occupation that stresses the shoulder (like painting, gardening, or carpentry, as examples).
Regardless of what shoulder injury or condition you have, it is important to seek the guidance of a skilled shoulder injury doctor. The shoulder is a complex joint that houses your upper arm bone (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle). The head of the upper arm bone resides within your shoulder socket (or glenoid). The muscles and tendons that make up your rotator cuff cover the head of the upper arm bone and secure it within the socket.