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
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.