Do you find it painful to put on your shirt when getting dressed, or reach overhead for an object? If you are looking for a Manchester shoulder doctor who can treat your shoulder pain, come in and see Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. Dr. Dua is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. We treat patients on an individual basis and believe in exploring the use of conservative treatments before recommending surgery. Our practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may heal rapidly and return to your active lifestyle. In addition, our orthopedic care is second to none. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. If you are seeking a compassionate and highly skilled orthopedist, Dr. Dua is here to help you. He treats many orthopedic problems including shoulder injuries.
One reason for shoulder pain is damage to the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and four muscles that connect the upper arm bone, the humerus, to the shoulder blade. Their function is to stabilize the shoulder by keeping it within the socket and help to lift and rotate the arm. When a rotator cuff tear occurs, there can be a lot of pain and/or limited motion. Damage to the rotator cuff is a common source of pain and disability in adults. After a thorough examination by this talented Manchester shoulder doctor, your treatment for shoulder pain is determined by which of the most common problems of shoulder pain – tears, strains, dislocation, arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis – is the cause of your discomfort. In the case of a torn rotator cuff, one or more of the rotator cuff tendons are no longer fully attached to the head of the humerus. A rotator cuff tear can happen as a result of a single traumatic event or can develop gradually as a due to repeated micro-traumas. An acute tear occurs abruptly as the result of a fall, lifting a heavy object with a jerking motion, or along with other injuries sustained in an accident such as a broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder and are typically accompanied by immediate and intense pain. Most rotator cuff tears fall into the category of degenerative tears. These are a result of overuse and repeated rotator cuff injury due to straining or irritating the tendons. While degenerative changes to the rotator cuff occurs naturally with age, some occupations and hobbies that involve repetitive stress put one at greater risk for rotator cuff tears.
A careful and thorough physical examination will determine the cause of your shoulder pain. This includes a medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests. The Manchester shoulder doctor will work with you to decide upon the best course of treatment. He takes into consideration your activity level and overall health goals. If shoulder pain is making simple movements difficult, call us for an appointment today.