Shoulder problems may start out gradually and feel like a sore muscle, typically on the outside of the shoulder or upper arm. As it worsens, shoulder pain may interrupt your sleep, and you may have to put an extra pillow under your shoulder while sleeping to relieve the pain. If you experience shoulder pain like this, it’s time to see an orthopedic doctor.
Dr. Barbara Bergin of Texas Orthopedics sees and treats patients with shoulder pain. The actual problem is usually a ligament, tendon, or cartilage issue that is compounded by inflammation in the shoulder joint. Dr. Bergin will explain how she can repair the injury, reduce the inflammation, and rehabilitate the shoulder.
Common shoulder conditions and treatments:
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Solutions for shoulder pain may include non-surgical and surgical treatments. Dr. Bergin and the physical therapists at Texas Orthopedics will work together and follow a treatment plan that is customized to your needs. For example, tendonitis is commonly resolved without surgery, using physical therapy exercises to strengthen the shoulder slowly, while a rotator cuff repair may require arthroscopic surgery prior to physical therapy.
Whether you need to get back to work or sports or you just need to get rid of the pain so you can sleep better, Dr. Bergin will provide an effective solution for your shoulder condition. Your recovery begins with a phone call to Texas Orthopedics. Call (512) 439-1001 or request an appointment online with Dr. Barbara Bergin today. She sees patients at our office in Northwest Austin.