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At Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital our doctors are specialized in treating all forms of shoulder problems using advanced treatment options.

Our Doctors our US & UK Board Certified and/or have completed subspecialty fellowships in the UK, France and USA.  We treat a range of shoulder conditions using minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopic techniques, including but not limited to:

Shoulder injuries are commonly caused by sports involving excessive, repetitive overhead motions such as pitching, tennis, and weightlifting. Injuries can also happen when performing regular tasks like gardening, hanging drapes, painting, and washing walls.

When to Visit the Shoulder Injury Clinic

The most common sign of shoulder injury is pain. The pain can be mild and achy or intense and searing. Identifying a specific pain location within the shoulder can help the doctor diagnose the problem.

Other indications and symptoms in addition to shoulder pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Inability to rotate or raise your arm through a normal range of movement
  • Your shoulder may feel loose
  • The shoulder may appear deformed

Causes of Shoulder Injuries

In most cases, shoulder injuries may occur as a result of injuries to soft tissue which are normally brought on by overuse from repetitive action at work, in sports, or in leisure activities. Fractures of the shoulder bones are also rather common and typically arise from trauma like falls or car accidents.

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a degenerative condition characterized by cartilage breakdown associated with joint deterioration. The shoulder can also become inflamed with rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory condition that affects the bones and cartilage. Both of these forms of arthritis have the potential to eventually hurt or harm the shoulder joint.

Risk Factors of Shoulder Injuries

Overuse is the most frequent cause of shoulder injuries. Common situations when this happens include:

  • Participating in activities at home like wall scrubbing
  • Participating in contact sports which involve repetitive overhead motion
  • Working a job that requires repetitive motion, such as manufacturing on an assembly line

Prevention of Shoulder Injuries

The majority of shoulder injuries are accidental, but there are techniques to prevent them. They could include the following:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise
  • Avoid over-training
  • When performing repetitive jobs, use suitable ergonomics
  • Be careful when participating in high-risk sports
  • If your doctor advises it, incorporate accessory (smaller) muscles that guard your joints into your strength training
  • You should rest when you feel pain
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