Of all the joints in your body, the shoulder is one of the most complex. The main shoulder joint is similar to a ball-and-socket joint and is surrounded by ligaments and tendons that stabilize the shoulder and allow for a wide range of motion. The rotator cuff allows the arm to rotate up and down, forward and backward. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that lubricates the rotator cuff tendons, allowing for overhead movements.

When you have shoulder pain, it may be an inflamed bursa (bursitis), torn rotator cuff, pulled ligament or muscle, or joint damage caused by arthritis. You need a shoulder specialist to evaluate the problem. 

Using specialized musculoskeletal imaging that we have on site, Dr. John Baker of Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute can look inside the joint to determine the extent of your injury and recommend a solution.

Dr. Baker is a shoulder specialist in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Plantation, Florida. He treats many common shoulder conditions, such as:

Surgery is usually not recommended until non-surgical treatments have failed, or if the injury is severe (complete tear or fracture, for example). Surgical procedures for the shoulder include:

Do you have difficulty moving your shoulder? Does shoulder pain interfere with your sleep? Talk to a shoulder specialist about your concerns. Call (561) 330-4358 for a prompt appointment with Dr. Baker at Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute or request an appointment online.

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