About Shoulder Pain
Dallas, TX orthopedic shoulder surgeon, Dr. Brody Flanagin, offers advanced diagnostic testing and treatments for mild or chronic shoulder pain. This is a common ailment that includes any pain that occurs within and around the shoulder joint. The pain can be caused from overuse, wear and tear that comes with playing certain sports, degenerative disease (which is common as we age), or it can be caused by a trauma-induced injury, such as a hard hit or blow to the shoulder joint. Shoulder pain can originate in the bone or joint itself, or it can involve the surrounding ligaments and tendons, and the pain generally does not go away unless treated accordingly. An orthopedic shoulder surgeon has the expertise and training to accurately diagnose and treat shoulder injuries. Many times, this involves nonsurgical remedies, but in some cases, surgery may be needed.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can occur for countless reasons. Whether it is caused by a sports injury, a traumatic accident, overuse, or aging, it is important to understand the condition that is causing the pain so that the proper treatment protocol can be prescribed. Shoulder pain causes include may include one of the following:
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shoulder Fractures
- Collarbone Fractures
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Separated Shoulder
- Shoulder Dislocations
- AC Joint Injuries
- Biceps Tendon Injuries or Ruptures
- Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capulitis
- Pectoralis Major Ruptures
- Tennis Elbow
Our clinical staff will perform digital imaging and X-ray tests, along with a thorough physical examination in order to understand the cause of your shoulder pain. Treatment will consist of either conservative, nonsurgical methods, or a surgical procedure.
"Very professional, listens to questions/concerns, provides logical answers and concise information on medical issue(s), a no nonsense yet personable physician with a dry wit and integrity. He will not rush to surgery unless warranted. And, will not order a bunch of unnecessary tests. I highly recommend Dr Flanagan."- L. / Healthgrades / Oct 19, 2017
"Dr. Flanagin and his staff are amazing! I've only seen him for minor issues but I'm usually in and out in 30-45 minutes, which includes X-ray time. Great staff!"- J.R. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr. Flanagin and his staff are amazing! I've only seen him for minor issues but I'm usually in and out in 30-45 minutes, which includes X-ray time. Great staff!"- J.R. / Yahoo / Aug 28, 2018
"Dr Flanagin is a 10 star! - too bad the scale only goes to 5."- D.S. / Google / May 18, 2018
"Amazing Doc! No-nonsense, straight-forward, knows his stuff, and clearly committed to his patients. Siprina, the x-ray tech, was great as well. Very pleasant and explains "what to do" in a manner even a country boy like me could understand. Thanks to Siprina."- D. / Healthgrades / May 18, 2018
Going to an Orthopedic Doctor
If your shoulder pain is constant and interfering with daily activities, sleeping, or work, it may be time to see an orthopedic shoulder doctor. Especially if at home remedies have not helped, and if you are experiencing shoulder stiffness and immobility. During an in-office exam, we will be able to pinpoint what is causing your shoulder pain and diagnose an injury or condition to select the best treatment to help correct the problem. Sometimes, without proper treatment, the injury or condition can worsen, which can lead to even bigger problems such as dislocations or arthritis.
Call for an Appointment Today
Call our orthopedic practice today to schedule your appointment and understand why you have shoulder pain and the options available to treat it. Our goal is to get you back into the game of life in a pain-free, active manner.