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The shoulder is a highly active joint that offers the greatest range of motion in the human body.  We rely on the shoulder joint to help us perform countless everyday activities, so when shoulder pain and shoulder weakness prevents us from completing simple tasks, medical treatment is usually recommended. Degenerative diseases and other common conditions of the shoulder, such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis can create pain and weakness for patients, and if left untreated, can lead to bigger problems. Direct trauma to the shoulder, such as a sternoclavicular joint injury or dislocation, often requires surgical intervention.  Dr. Padalecki is skilled to treat a number of shoulder conditions, and when surgery is recommended, you can depend on his entire team to offer the best care and surgical approach to treat and manage your injury.

Shoulder injuries are usually classified in three common areas:  athletic injuries, traumatic injuries, and degenerative and arthritic conditions.