Shoulder instability treatment is available for patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and other nearby FL cities from the renowned surgeons, physicians, and physical therapists at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Perhaps you’re an avid swimmer or tennis player, or your job requires a lot of lifting. Activities like these involve repetitive overhead motion which can sometimes stretch your shoulder ligaments and lead to shoulder instability.
Your shoulder is a complex structure made up of three bones – the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone). The ball of the humerus fits into a shallow socket in the scapula and is held in place by the shoulder capsule, a strong system of connective tissue. The most moveable joint in your body, your shoulder helps you lift and rotate your arm. This wide range of motion, however, can sometimes result in shoulder instability, which occurs when the humerus is forced, either partially or completely, out of the shoulder socket through sudden injury or repetitive strain. When this happens, you’ll likely experience pain or a persistent sensation of looseness in your shoulder area.
When you consult with the Board-certified doctors at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, we’ll discuss your symptoms and medical history in depth, and then examine your shoulder to assess the level of instability and general looseness of your ligaments. If we determine that your symptoms are the result of torn or overstretched ligaments, shoulder instability surgery may be recommended to repair the soft tissues and improve the range of motion in your shoulder.
We also offer a variety of conservative treatment options to help relieve the pain and other symptoms of shoulder instability, including:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Physical therapy
- Behavior modification counseling
- And more
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today for additional information about shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, and sports rehab therapies, or to schedule a consultation. Our friendly, professional staff welcomes patients from South Tampa, New Tampa, Westchase, Brandon, Riverview, Oldsmar, and all other nearby Florida cities.