As the most versatile joint in the human body, our shoulder joint provides us with a tremendous amount of flexibility. However, this range of motion can lead to shoulder pain or discomfort. In most patients, when the shoulder hurts, it can be the result of one of four main causes: inflammation, instability, arthritis, or a fracture.
When to See a Shoulder Doctor Near You
If you are suffering from a shoulder injury or condition and/or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to see a shoulder specialist near you in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, or Kingman:
- Pain and stiffness in or around the joint
- Limited shoulder mobility
- Difficulty and/or inability to reach overhead
- Shoulder pain that keeps you awake at night while trying to sleep
- A popping or grinding feeling when using the afflicted shoulder
You should also seek medical treatment with a shoulder specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection. Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, shoulder pain generally does not subside without treatment and may require surgery.
Common orthopaedic conditions and injuries patients suffer from include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Throwing injuries
- Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)
- Tendon tears
- Shoulder instability
- SLAP or labrum tears
- Humerus fractures
Our specialized orthopaedic surgeons in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment options or shoulder surgery for your individual shoulder condition or injury. To consult with one of our specialists, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman to best accommodate your needs.
Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?
Our shoulder surgeons and doctor in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman have completed additional specialty training specifically in the shoulder through fellowship training. With this advanced training, Dr. Torey Botti, Dr. John Flint, Dr. Darius Moezzi, Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, and Dr. Brianna Patti have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your shoulder injury or condition individually to your needs and specialize in advanced shoulder surgery, such as rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement.
To consult with a shoulder doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.