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Dr. Padalecki specializes in numerous sports injury, traumatic and degenerative-related conditions associated with the shoulder, knee, and hip. He is dedicated to each patient and strives to make the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation so that a full recovery can be achieved. Dr. Padalecki is dedicated to research and applies the latest research standards and techniques during his assessments and treatments. Every injury will be treated based on each patient’s unique circumstance; when surgery is recommended, you can depend on Dr. Padalecki to offer the best surgical approach, performed with the highest levels of skill and with the least invasive methods that are currently available.

Shoulder Dislocation vs. Shoulder Separation

The Difference of a Shoulder Dislocation and a Shoulder Separation Two distinct shoulder injuries commonly confused are shoulder dislocation and shoulder separation. Each injury causes shoulder pain and discomfort in patients but have varying symptoms and treatment protocols. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the shoulder joint comes apart during a traumatic event. [...]

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in sports that involve throwing overhead? If so, you may be at risk of developing rotator cuff tendonitis. Athletes involved in sports that require overhead motions, such as swimmers, baseball players and tennis or volleyball players, are at an elevated risk [...]

AC Joint Injuries / Separated Shoulder

(AC) Joint Injury / Separated Shoulder Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in contact sports? If so, you may be at risk of separating your shoulder. A separated shoulder is typically caused by blunt trauma to the shoulder or by a fall onto the shoulder. Separated shoulder and AC Joint [...]

AC Joint Sprain

An Overview on an AC Joint Sprain A shoulder sprain in the AC joint is typically caused by a direct blow to the “point” of the shoulder or a fall onto the shoulder. A fairly common shoulder injury among active individuals, an AC joint sprain occurs when the connective tissue and ligaments of the [...]

AC Joint Separation

AC Joint Separation Overview A common injury among physically active individuals, an AC joint separation is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. A separated shoulder involves the acromioclavicular joint, more commonly known as the AC joint. In an AC separation, the clavicle (collarbone) separates from the scapula (shoulder blade), commonly caused by [...]