Have Shoulder Pain?
By Dr. Bruce Steinberg, Orthopedic Surgeon
“In just the last few years, more than any other area of the upper extremity, the shoulder has seen the most dramatic advancement in treatment options,” says Dr. Bruce Steinberg, a physician at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute. That’s encouraging news for anyone dealing with shoulder pain, especially those who have felt “living with it” was their only option. Using amazing breakthroughs such as muscle tendon transfers, the latest in arthroscopy and implant technology, doctors at JOI are making believers out of a quickly increasing number of shoulder pain sufferers.
Arthroscopic Surgery for the Shoulder
Here’s a look at these amazing procedures: MUSCLE TENDON TRANSFER A muscle is no longer functioning. This previously insurmountable obstacle is now overcome by transferring a working muscle to perform the old muscle’s task. Motion and function are miraculously restored. ARTHROSCOPIC SHOULDER TREATMENT A tiny camera is inserted into a small incision about one cm in length. Through two to three equally small incisions, work is completed quickly with minimal tissue damage. Arthroscopic shoulder treatment may help with rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder and more.
Implants for the Shoulder
IMPLANT TECHNOLOGY Receive a “new shoulder” with an advanced implant. Having a functioning rotator cuff is no longer required. Patients who were previously unable to lift an arm and had extreme pain, now have an option wherein function is restored and pain is resolved. Another benefit to seeking treatment from the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is that all the needed care is available through JOI including diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.
The result is more comprehensive, seamless care leading to a better overall experience for the patient. “It takes a lot of effort and determination to continually bring in the most effective techniques and technologies,” says Steinberg, a JOI physician for the last 13 years and a Harvard Graduate. “But when you see the results and get such great positive feedback from patients, it’s all worth it.”
Also, want to learn more about orthopedics? Related Articles: 5 Best Rotator Cuff Exercises, Types of Shoulder Surgery, Rotator Cuff Repair, and Rotator Cuff Tears.
JOI Rehab – Shoulder Pain
Are you suffering from shoulder issues, joint pain, or injuries resulting from any type of activity? JOI has 12 physical therapy clinics conveniently located in Jacksonville and Northeast FL who specialize in orthopedic rehab. JOI and JOI Rehab have assembled the best team of physicians and therapist shoulder specialists. We work together to develop the best treatments programs which produce an outstanding outcome for your shoulder injury. JOI is Where The Pro’s Go and so should you.
If your ROM is decreased due to pain, these exercises can help you regain the motion that you have lost. When doing the exercises, make sure that these are done within your limits of pain. You should not push these exercises beyond your pain limits.
Also, if you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045. Come see us!
- To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000
- Also, to schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.
Other related Articles: What is a shoulder labral tear? and this shoulder labral tear video.
If you have recently had a shoulder surgery please watch this helpful video: Dressing the Upper Body After an Injury or Surgery
JOI and JOI Rehab
JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online.
You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.
To make appointments with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.
By: Dr. Bruce Steinberg, Orthopedic Surgeon