Shoulder Pain

Top Rated, Personalized Orthopedic Care

It can be tempting to ignore pain in your shoulder, but without proper treatment, shoulder injuries can turn into lasting chronic problems. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for shoulder conditions at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. If you suffer from shoulder pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Shouder Q&A

What causes shoulder pain?

The shoulder is a complex joint that offers a greater range of motion than any other in your body. This extensive mobility leaves your shoulder vulnerable to a variety of painful injuries and conditions. Dr. Khaimov treats many causes of shoulder pain, including:

Rotator cuff tears

The rotator cuff is made up of tendons and muscles that surround your shoulder joint and allow you to reach overhead. Athletes who use overhead motions, such as throwing a baseball, are at increased risk of tearing the rotator cuff.

Dislocations and instability

As your body’s most mobile joint, the shoulder is particularly susceptible to dislocation. This happens when the head of your upper arm bone (humerus) pops out of the cup-shaped socket in your shoulder blade.

Shoulder labral tears

The labrum is a band of tissue that encircles the socket in your shoulder joint and helps keep the humeral head in place. You can damage the labrum in many ways, including a superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tear.

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder

Also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, this condition develops gradually and involves degenerative damage to the cartilage that cushions your shoulder joint.

What are the warning signs of a shoulder injury?

Pain is your body’s way of alerting you of an injury or disease. In addition to pain, common signs and symptoms of shoulder injuries include:

  • Stiffness.
  • Instability.
  • Arm weakness
  • Popping and locking
  • Reduced range of motion

Many shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears, can develop over time without a specific injury. If you experience any of the above signs and symptoms, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

How are shoulder injuries diagnosed and treated?

First, Dr. Khaimov reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. Then, he develops a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition. Depending on the type and severity of your shoulder injury, treatment may include:

    Physical therapy

    Medications to reduce pain and inflammation

    Corticosteroid injections

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with treatment, Dr. Khaimov may recommend surgery, such as minimally invasive arthroscopy.

For effective treatment of shoulder pain, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. or book an appointment online today.

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