Common Shoulder Conditions
Painful shoulder conditions can limit your movement and impact on your quality of life. Many shoulder conditions can be treated without surgery. Techniques such as movement modification, Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and physiotherapy are typically recommended in the first instance.
If conservative treatments do not relieve your shoulder pain, surgery may be an option. As leading shoulder surgeons in Nowra, the Southcoast Orthopaedic team specialise in treating a range of shoulder dysfunctions, including:
What causes shoulder pain?
Do you need to see a shoulder surgeon?
If your shoulder pain has not responded to non-surgical treatments you may need to see a specialist South Coast Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon. Most shoulder surgery involves the repair of muscles, tissues, and connective joints. Many shoulder surgeries are now able to be performed via arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive medical procedure, usually conducted as day surgery. Other procedures might require you to stay for a few nights in hospital. Surgery for most shoulder conditions also requires a period of shoulder rehabilitation. This is usually done with a physiotherapist, under recommendation from your surgeon.
If your shoulder condition is causing you pain, and non-surgical treatments aren’t working, talk to your doctor about whether a referral to one of our orthopaedic surgeons is right for you.