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Shoulder

Shoulder Trauma and Overuse

Although our shoulders aren’t the biggest joint in the body, it is one of the most complex, providing the body with a wide range of motion due to the articulation of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The complex nature of the shoulder joint leaves it vulnerable to injury from trauma and overuse.

Our team of the best shoulder specialists in Joliet, Illinois will diagnose the root cause of your shoulder pain, prescribe the best route of treatment, and be with you for every step of the treatment. Shoulder injury recovery can involve anything from conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, exercise, and manual therapy, to surgical options, like arthroscopy procedures, joint replacement, and rotator cuff repair.

Regain Your Range of Motion

The extraordinary range of motion offered by the shoulder joint is thanks to the articulation of joints, such as the glenohumeral joint, located between the top of your arm bone (the humerus), and the ball & socket of the shoulder, and the acromioclavicular joint, the junction of the clavicle (collarbone) and the shoulder blade. Most movement and range of motion occurs in the glenohumeral joint, however all parts of the joints must work together without issue to produce pain-free flexible movement.

If you are experiencing limited range of motion, or pain in the shoulder joint, Illinois Orthopedic Institute is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment, state of the art medical technology, comprehensive recovery programs, and the best shoulder specialists in Joliet, Illinois.

Rotator Cuff Wear and Tear

The rotator cuff is made up of the 4 muscles and the tendons surrounding the glenohumeral joint. Inflammation and irritation to the rotator cuff, also known as shoulder bursitis or tendonitis dependent on the location, causes pain and limits motion. When the tendons are torn in the rotator cuff, that is known as a rotator cuff tear. A rotator cuff tear may cause you tremendous pain and the inability to enjoy your full range of motion, but our team of shoulder specialists can help!

A Range of Treatments: From Conservative Therapy to Surgery

We offer conservative therapies, like physical therapy and manual therapy, exercises, minimally invasive arthroscopy, and other surgical options. Our team will always prescribe the best course of action for your prognosis, with surgery reserved as a last option. When you join our team, we ensure you are supported from diagnosis, into treatment, and beyond. It’s what makes us the best orthopedic office in Joliet, Illinois.

Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder capsule is made up of several ligaments and surrounds the glenohumeral ball and socket, containing that joint fluid, and aides in maintaining the joint alignment. The ligaments in the shoulder capsule are vulnerable to tears during shoulder dislocation.

Multidirectional Instability

Multidirectional Instability (MDI) refers to loose shoulder capsule, or laxity; although often the direct result of trauma, MDI can also arise without traumatic injury, often due to overuse and repetitive strain.

Illinois Orthopedic Institute offers the best physical therapy for multidirectional instability, allowing you a quick and accurate diagnosis, ensuring a thorough recovery, and providing you with the strength and stability required to prevent future shoulder injury. We have the top shoulder specialists in Joliet, and we will work to ensure your inflammation is reduced, your shoulder pain is eliminated, and your risk of future injury is decreased.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, much as it sounds, presents in the shoulder as a decreased range of motion, flexibility, and strength. The bones, tendons, and ligaments composing your shoulder joint are all surrounded by the shoulder capsule, which contains the joint fluid, and which can congeal and thicken around the joint to disable and limit the movement.

Our team of the best shoulder specialists in the 60435 area will provide you a uniquely tailored program of exercises to help reduce the symptoms of frozen shoulder, recovering range of motion and eliminating pain. We also provide corticosteroid injections into the joint capsule when necessary, to reduce both localized inflammation and pain. In extreme cases of frozen shoulder, we will suggest arthroscopic surgery to help loosen the joint capsule and allow for a return of range of motion, and a program to focus on increasing strength, flexibility, and stability in the shoulder.

If you’re having shoulder pain, difficulty moving your arms, or feel a loss of strength in your shoulder joint, let our team of the best shoulder surgeons in Joliet, Illinois start treatment today.

Shoulder Labrum Injuries

Shoulder labrum is the cartilage surrounding the shallow shoulder socket, allowing for increased depth, stability, and tendon attachment for the shoulder and bicep. Like the ligament in the shoulder capsule, the cartilage of the shoulder labrum is also susceptible to tearing during shoulder dislocation, such as Bankart tears, causing pain and instability in the joint.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures, as well as diagnose internal injuries with a small incision and specialized tools. This surgical procedure allows the surgeon to bypass your healthy tissues, while accessing the injured area, allowing for decreased recovery time, and better results.

Our minimally invasive procedure is performed by the best shoulder surgeons in Joliet, Illinois, meaning you get to recovery quicker, allowing you to focus on strengthening the area, and regaining your full range of motion.