Conservative or Non-Surgical Shoulder Treatments
Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists in Orange County
As the body’s most mobile joint, the shoulder is highly susceptible
to injury and instability. While conditions and disorders of the shoulder
can vary, many are first treated using conservative care or non-surgical
treatment approaches designed to reduce shoulder pain and increase range
of motion without the need for surgical intervention.
If you have been experiencing shoulder pain and reduced mobility that has
caused a marked reduction in your ability to handle daily tasks, enjoy
activities or sports, or be fully independent, determining the underlying
cause and appropriate treatment is the first step toward restoring your
active lifestyle. At Hoag Orthopedic Institute, our leading orthopedic
and shoulder specialists strive to achieve just that.
Types of Conservative or Non-Surgical Treatments
Through the use of innovative technology and state-of-the art facilities,
our orthopedic certified and / or specialized team of sports medicine
doctors, physical medicine & rehabilitation physiatrists,technicians,
therapists can accurately diagnose the cause of shoulder pain and mobility
issues in the shoulder. Based on these findings, various forms of conservative
and non-surgical care may be used to create a customized plan for treating
your symptoms, including:
Medications – The use of medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs or prescription medicines, can help treat shoulder pain, inflammation,
and address problems such as muscle spasms.
Physical Therapy – Shoulder conditions and injuries can be treated effectively through
the use of physical therapy, including stretching and strengthening exercises
designed to increase range of motion in the shoulder joint, and prevent
future shoulder problems. Physical therapy can be personalized to patients
as they heal and manage symptoms and after surgery to promote recovery
and rehabilitation, maintain movement, and reduce future complications.
Injections – In some cases, patients may be treated with steroid injections,
corticosteroids, or prp injections into the shoulder to reduce swelling and pain.
Because joints, muscles, and tendons work together to allow for flexibility
of the shoulder, treating shoulder conditions and injuries requires a
comprehensive approach focused on support and stability. This is why our
specialists work as a team to develop conservative care and physical therapy
programs tailored uniquely to patients. While such an approach can prove
effective in treating shoulder conditions, managing shoulder pain, and
increasing mobility, surgery may be required to correct some problems.
Learn More About Shoulder Treatments with Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Because Hoag Orthopedic Institute is committed to providing comprehensive,
patient-focused care, we have the ability to expertly assess patients,
develop non-surgical treatment programs, and evaluate the need for surgical
repair using a range of innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques
performed by leading surgeons.
Relieve Your Shoulder Pain Today!
Call us at (855) 999-4641
Find an Shoulder Surgeon