There are several common shoulder conditions that can cause pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. Dr Arthur Turow treats a variety of conditions to help you reduce pain and improve range of motion. Some of these conditions include:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome/ Shoulder Bursitis
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Shoulder Instability/ Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Biceps Tendonitis
- SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) tears
- AC Joint Separation
- Pectoralis Major Rupture
Other less common causes of shoulder pain include infections, nerve impingement, referred pain from other areas (such as the neck or upper back), or systemic conditions affecting multiple joints.
In a normal shoulder, the joint capsule (arrow) is large enough to allow full range of motion.
In a frozen shoulder, the joint space (arrow) is tightened, leading to joint pain and stiffness.
Rotator Cuff Tear
The most common muscle to tear is the supraspinatus muscle. It is located at the top of the humerus and is involved in elevating your arm above your head.
The subacromial bursa (arrow) may become inflammed and painful in conditions affecting the shoulder, such as rotator cuff tears, external compression or muscle imbalance.
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It’s important to note that not all patients with shoulder pain fall into one specific diagnosis and your individual symptoms can vary. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, limited mobility, or other concerning symptoms, Dr. Arthur Turow can assess your shoulder, provide you with an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment options specific for your individual needs.
Please use above information as a guide only. More detailed information specific to your condition and your recovery will be given in your consultation with Dr. Arthur Turow, who will also provide additional resources to supplement your discussion. For more information, please contact the rooms of Dr. Arthur Turow on (08) 8236 4179.