It’s hard to think of everyday activities that don’t involve using your shoulders. From when you first wake up and stretch your arms to slipping on your jammies at night, these two joints play a big role in your everyday life. This fact unfortunately means that your shoulders can be prone to injury. Rock Springs, Wyoming, residents that are experiencing persistent shoulder pain can feel confident turning to the dedicated orthopedic doctors and specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers.
Signs of a Shoulder Injury
Your shoulders are composed of a ball-and-socket joint and typically have a wide range of motion. This flexibility can cause injuries to arise, however, especially if you participate in sports or activities that would cause the joint to be overused, such as baseball, softball, tennis, football, kayaking, swimming, etc. While it’s common to feel some occasional soreness, signs of a shoulder injury can include:
- Stiffness or inability to fully rotate your arm
- Your shoulder feeling like it can pop out of its socket
- Weakness or numbness
- Pain, especially when you lift your arm or sleep on your shoulder
These symptoms could all be related to injuries or conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, dislocation, sprain, compressed nerves, or a rotator cuff tear. Not only can Premier Bone & Joint Centers provide you with an accurate diagnosis, but you will also receive treatment from our board-certified and fellowship-trained shoulder specialists.
You’ll be able to do your everyday tasks and the activities you love once again when you seek treatment from Premier Bone & Joint Centers. Contact us today to schedule a visit with a shoulder physician at our Rock Springs, WY, satellite clinic.