Do you struggle to reach items off a high shelf or have trouble putting your arm in your sweater? Are you experiencing pain or a reduced range of motion? Have your symptoms gotten worse over time instead of better? If so, you may be suffering from frozen shoulder. Fortunately, Dr. Mufaddal Gombera can help.
You often don’t realize just how much you rely on a certain part of your body until it’s taken out of the equation, which is certainly true of your shoulders. Just think, everything from eating to getting dressed to driving your car involves this hard-working joint. In order to restore full use to your shoulder after an injury or damage, surgery can only go so far. The rest is up to you and how you navigate your recovery, including your all-important physical therapy.
When it comes to shoulder pain, you may be dealing with issues unlike anywhere else in the body. Though the shoulder joints are comprised of bone, muscle, and tendons like other joints, instead of the soft tissue surrounding bone, the shoulder is the reverse. Bone surrounds soft tissue. Although prone to many of the same problems as other joints, the unique range of motion lends itself to unusual variations on joint injury.
It’s no exaggeration to call arthroscopic surgery one of the greatest advances in orthopedic medicine in this century. From worn-down knees to painful shoulders, this technology gives us the ability to take a look inside your joints, diagnose the problem, and treat it, all in one minimally invasive procedure.