Shoulder Doctors & Shoulder Surgeons

Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, allowing you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side and behind your body. Often, shoulder problems involve the ligaments, muscles and tendons rather than the bones.  Many shoulder problems are the result of repetitive and excessive activities, and can cause pain and limit motion. The SOS Shoulder team works to quickly return patients to full mobility and activity by using the latest in diagnostic and treatment techniques.

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Common Injuries Treated:

  • Clavicle & AC Joint Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulders
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Instability/ Dislocations
  • Shoulder Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Shoulder

Experiencing Shoulder Pain? We Can Help

There are many potential causes of shoulder pain. Whether you're a student athlete, 9-to-5er, a senior citizen or anything in between, almost all of us have experienced shoulder pain at some point in our lives. However, while some shoulder pain may be the result of an active lifestyle, shoulder pain can also suggest a greater overall health concern.

When Shoulder Pain Is A Sign of A Bigger Problem

If you've experienced chronic or acute shoulder pain, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists' team of experienced shoulder specialists are available to provide total orthopedic care. Our shoulder specialists will diagnose your shoulder pain and formulate a detailed plan of action moving forward to alleviate, eliminate or manage your shoulder pain.

If you have shoulder pain, schedule an appointment with an SOS shoulder specialist.

What is Shoulder Tendonitis?

Shoulder tendonitis is one of many shoulder conditions that can cause shoulder pain. Shoulder tendonitis happens when shoulder tendons swell or are inflamed. Shoulder tendonitis can also cause stiffness in the shoulder.

What Causes Shoulder Tendonitis?

Shoulder tendonitis is a common sports injury. If an athlete doesn't use proper form when moving their shoulder or arms, the shoulder tendon can be overworked, causing the shoulder tendon to become stiff or enlarged. These shoulder tendonitis symptoms can also cause shoulder pain.

Shoulder tendonitis is not exclusive to athletes. Anyone who has to raise their arms to do something or anyone who has done any heavy lifting could develop shoulder tendonitis. The shoulder being hit directly can also cause shoulder tendonitis.

Shoulder Tendonitis Treatments

The SOS shoulder doctors are experienced in providing treatment and total orthopedic care for patients with shoulder tendonitis. SOS' shoulder doctors provide care that aims to reduce pain and improve restricted movement associated with shoulder tendonitis.

Every patient is different. One shoulder tendonitis treatment may work for one patient, but a different treatment may be best for other patients, depending on the individual health needs and history of a specific patient.

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Get Total Orthopedic Care for a Shoulder Dislocation Near Syracuse, NY

A shoulder dislocation occurs when the humerus, or upper arm bone, is out of the socket. A shoulder dislocation may be either a partial shoulder dislocation or a complete shoulder dislocation. A shoulder dislocation can cause shoulder pain.

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Common symptoms of a shoulder dislocation include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Shoulder swelling
  • Numbness in the shoulder area
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Shoulder bruising

In some cases, a shoulder dislocation can tear ligaments, tendons or cause nerve damage. If appropriate, our shoulder doctors can order an X-ray to better understand a shoulder dislocation. 

There are a variety of shoulder dislocation treatments, from a closed reduction treatment to shoulder slings and much more. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists' team of shoulder specialists offer total orthopedic care, empowering patients to live a happier, healthier life. 

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The Shoulder Joint Replacement Experts Near Syracuse, NY

In some cases, the best course of treatment for your shoulder is a shoulder joint replacement. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists only recommends shoulder joint replacement to patients whose health condition would be best treated with a shoulder joint replacement procedure.

Prior to moving forward with a shoulder joint replacement, our shoulder specialists will work with you to identify health care options that are an alternative to surgical procedures. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists believes the best care is total orthopedic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of how to best care for your shoulder.

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Discover If Shoulder Replacement Surgery Is Right For You

If you need shoulder replacement surgery near Syracuse, NY, the trusted shoulder surgery experts at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists offer total orthopedic care. Through years of experience and a compassionate approach, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists is committed to providing patients with shoulder replacement surgery that reduces recovery time while providing the follow up care and treatment necessary for a full recovery. 

If you or a loved one are considering shoulder surgery, schedule an appointment to talk with our doctors about your shoulder replacement surgery options.

In addition to shoulder replacement surgery, SOS performs shoulder surgery to treat a wide range of shoulder health problems. 

How Shoulder Joint Surgery Could Help

Many patients with shoulder pain and other shoulder health problems may benefit from shoulder joint surgery. Because shoulder pain affecting the joints could be a variety of possible problems, it's important to get a professional diagnosis of your shoulder pain. Once a doctor is able to evaluate a patient, it can then be determined if shoulder joint surgery is necessary.

Shoulder joint surgery can improve a patient's quality of life and overall shoulder healthy. Shoulder joint surgery may be able to help patients:

  • Relieve chronic shoulder pain
  • Reduce inflammation in the shoulder
  • Restore some motion to the shoulder
  • And possibly more!

Do You Need Shoulder Joint Surgery?

Every person's health is different. With all health care decisions, including shoulder joint surgery, an understanding of a patient's medical history and existing ailments is necessary in determining a care plan that's best for a patient's individual needs.

If you've been considering shoulder joint surgery, schedule an appointment to talk with our doctors to see if shoulder surgery is right for you.

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Whether you're considering shoulder surgery, have shoulder pain, or are concerned about a potential shoulder health problem, schedule an appointment with SOS today.

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Satisfied SOS Patients

Just a note of grateful thanks for the arm and hand surgery performed on my brother, John S. What a wonderful positive change you made in his life. Your patience, kindness and sincere way of treating John is much appreciated by his whole family.  We will always be thankful for your skill and expertise. You bring a passion and love of work work that is rarely seen today. We thank you for that.

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