Shoulder Conditions

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint comprised of the scapula, clavicle, and humerus. A complex anatomy of muscles, tendons, and ligaments provide movement and stability. Because the shoulder joint is the most mobile and flexible joint in our body it is more susceptible to degeneration, stress, and overuse especially the rotator cuff.

The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, which can be provoked by repetitive motions at work, sports, daily activities, or natural degenerative wear and tear from aging. 

Common Symptoms treated by Dr. Nowak:

  • Stiff Shoulder
  • Shoulder pain increased with motion
  • Aching pain
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Tenderness or Swelling
  • Grinding of the shoulder joint
  • Joint sliding out of place
  • Muscle weakness

Shoulder Care

Arthroscopic and mini-open procedures are considered for the following conditions: arthritis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, tendinitis and tendinopathy, calcific tendinitis, bone spurs, labral tears, impingement syndrome, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), chronic subluxation or shoulder dislocations, multi-directional shoulder instability, fractures, and A/C (Acromioclavicular) sprains.

We Treat The Following Conditions

Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tears
Bursitis
Tendinitis
Calcific Tendinitis
Labral Tears
Impingement Syndrome
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Shoulder Instability/ Dislocations
A/C Sprains
Fractures
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Knee

Tendinitis
Bursitis
Meniscal Tears
ACL Reconstruction
Collateral Ligament Tears
Patella Pain
Patella Instability
Quadriceps rupture

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Elbow

Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Biceps Tendinitis/Rupture
Loose Bodies
Nerve Compression

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Hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mallet Finger
Trigger Finger
Arthritis
Fractures

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First Visit

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  • Kindly bring your license, healthcare cards at your first visit.
  • Wear shorts for lower extremity evaluation and a tank top or loose-fitting shirt for upper extremity evaluations
  • All patients are required to follow our posted Covoid-19 protocol including wearing a mask.
Covid-19 Notice

Nowak Orthopedic Associates is taking every precaution to provide a safe clinical environment.  Our waiting room has limited seating and allows for maximum social distancing.  All patients who are not vaccinated are recommended to wear a mask.  Our staff is fully vaccinated, however if you feel uncomfortable and would prefer our staff to wear a mask during your visit, kindly request.  Rooms are sanitized between each visit and the clinic is daily sanitized.


In accordance with CDC recommendations, if you have traveled out of the country, or have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms, kindly reschedule your visit.  The Coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, and we will adjust our policy accordingly.