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
"First, I must say this review is long overdue but I owe Dr. Flanagin a debt of gratitude. I had shoulder replacement surgery performed on my left shoulder in October, 2018 by Dr. Flanagin and in the year that has gone by I must say my shoulder have recovered and is in the best shape since I was in my teens when I first injured the shoulder. Starting with the surgery, recovery and physical therapy Dr. Flanagin was there for me. I thought I would experience some physical pain after the surgery but I will admit, I had minimal pain, thank God and Dr. Flanagin. He along with his staff are professionals in every sense of the word as well. They are also very personal in their care and compassion. Thank you Dr. Flanagin for being the professional that you are as well as compassionate and caring!"- H.N. / Healthgrades / Nov 20, 2019
"Dr. Flanigan did emergency surgery on my husband's distal biceps tear. My husband returned to full recovery in record time. His success was better than expected and he is 100% and back to lifting weights. We thoroughly researched this doctor and he came recommended as the doctor people call when surgery has gone wrong with another surgeon. We could not be more pleased with his staff and the results."- C.K. / Yelp / Nov 04, 2019
"Years ago I had extensive surgery on my shoulder from the top shoulder surgeon at a premier teaching hospital in NYC. That surgeon was known as the best shoulder surgeon for good reason. I recently had shoulder surgery with Dr. Flanagin. I can sincerely say that he is every bit skilled as my long ago surgeon and far exceeded that doctor in terms of spending time with me, both pre and post-op. The previous surgeon had residents do the follow up work. Dr. Flanigin spent an incredible amount of time with me answering every question I had. I give him five stars not only for his fine surgical skills but for his people skills. He is awesome. I would highly recommend him to anyone."- G.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 03, 2019
"This review is long overdue. It has been a little over a year since Dr. Flanagin provided me with a new reversed shoulder replacement. I thank whatever stars were in alignment at that time when Dr Flanagin agreed to perform the procedure. I am so grateful for his obvious skills along with his "office bedside manner". He was able and had the patience to explain in terms I could understand what the surgery and it's aftermath involved.Never hesitate in choosing Dr. Flanagin as your surgeon. I cannot thank him enough for what he did for me and my destroyed shoulder."- M.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 20, 2019
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.