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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.

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 [...]