The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well. Shoulder pain may be localized or may be referred to areas around the shoulder and down the arm. Shoulder pain can and does affect all phases of life. Work, sports, daily living, even sleep can become a burden with a painful shoulder.

At Orthopedic Institute, our shoulder specialists are highly trained and many of them have completed fellowship training in shoulder surgery, joint replacement and sports medicine. Shoulder issues are seen every day at Orthopedic Institute including:

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