A shoulder injury can affect your ability to use your arm as you normally would, which can interfere with daily activities and tasks. If you don’t find relief from over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, and other forms of nonsurgical treatment, surgery might be an option for you. J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment for patients in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas who have shoulder injuries.
When you’ve hurt your shoulder, you might have a torn tendon, a strained muscle, or other damage to soft tissue. Dr. Bennett will examine your shoulder and run tests to find out what type of injury you have. Some common types include:
The exact symptoms you experience depend on the kind of shoulder injury you have. In general, you’ll most likely have pain and stiffness in your shoulder joint. This pain can get worse when you raise your arm or move your shoulder at all. You might also have weakness in your shoulder that makes it difficult to lift objects or use your shoulder hen doing everyday activities. If you have shoulder instability, you might feel your shoulder pop out of your shoulder socket. Dr.Bennett will take all of your symptoms into consideration when diagnosing your shoulder injury.
Dr.Bennett will thoroughly evaluate your shoulder injury before recommending treatment. Based on your diagnosis, including the severity of your injury, he typically recommends trying nonsurgical forms of treatment first. These include taking over-the-counter pain relievers for pain and swelling, resting your shoulder, and putting ice on it. He might also recommend doing exercises that make your shoulder muscles stronger and more flexible. If these measures don’t provide you with relief or if your symptoms become worse, Dr.Bennett might discuss surgery with you.
If you’re a good candidate for surgery, Dr. Bennett will discuss your surgical treatment options with you. Some of the procedures he offers include Comprehensive® Shoulder Replacement System and Copeland™ Humeral Resurfacing Head. Dr. Bennett provides minimally invasive procedures that use arthroscopy rather than open procedures whenever possible to reduce the risk of complications.
If you need treatment for a shoulder injury, please contact J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA to set up an appointment.
At Dr. Bennett's office, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Sarah if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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