As the premier orthopedic and neurosurgical providers for Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, and the surrounding areas for over 40 years, our fellowship-trained and board-certified shoulder doctors at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery are dedicated to delivering exceptional shoulder care.
The shoulder joint is made up of many ligaments, tendons, and muscles that connect the upper arm bone (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle). As the most flexible joint in the body, the shoulder also has the widest range of motion, which leads to its increased risk for pain and damage. Shoulder pain is usually the result of overuse, normal wear and tear, or a traumatic injury. One of the most common overuse or repetitive stress injuries that people experience is a tear in the rotator cuff. Many people also suffer from arthritis, which is the degeneration or wear and tear of the bones and cartilage that leads to chronic pain. Traumatic injuries, such as fractures, often happen during high-impact activities or sporting events. No matter the type of shoulder injury or condition, it should be assessed by an experienced orthopedic doctor with training in the shoulder, as they have a broad understanding in evaluating patients and providing a personalized treatment plan.
When Is It Time to Consult a Shoulder Doctor?
Being able to communicate any of the symptoms you are experiencing will allow you to provide helpful information to your shoulder doctor. It can reveal to your doctor how severe your shoulder injury is or the type of shoulder condition you may have. It is important to schedule an appointment with a shoulder doctor near you if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Arms and shoulders feel weak when using them
- Grinding or popping sensations when moving the shoulder joint
- Shoulder pain that gets worse or keeps you up at night
- Shoulder pain that radiates down to the elbow
- Shoulder pain when trying to raise or move the elbow and arm
- Stiffness, which results in a decreased range of motion
- Swelling around the shoulder joint
- Unable to lift the arm over the head without pain
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it could mean that you have one of the following shoulder injuries or conditions, which can be treated by our shoulder specialists:
- Biceps tendon tear
- Cartilage degeneration
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder instability
- Tendon injury or damage
- Throwing injury
Our shoulder specialists understand that pain in the shoulder can have an impact on your lifestyle and keep you from living the life you love. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation with one of our shoulder doctors by calling 1-800-REBOUND or requesting an appointment online.
The Region's Most Preferred Shoulder Care
At Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, our doctors and staff put patients first and are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality orthopedic care. As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, we are proud to be the official sports medicine providers for the Portland Trail Blazers and continuously strive for excellence.
Our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeons, Mark R. Colville, M.D., Jerome J. DaSilva, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Evan D. Ellis, M.D., Gregory D. Gramstad, M.D., Jesse McCarron, M.D., R. Wendell Pierce, M.D., and Anthony S. Wei, M.D., have the skill and expertise to treat a wide variety of shoulder injuries and conditions. Our surgeons have received specialized training specifically in the shoulder and have a deep understanding of the anatomy, allowing them to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Our shoulder surgeons will always exhaust all conservative treatment options before suggesting surgery; however, there are some situations in which shoulder surgery is the best option to help eliminate pain and restore function. If shoulder surgery is recommended, our orthopedic surgeons are trained in the latest surgical procedures and use state-of-the-art technology geared toward improving patients' quality of life. Having vast experience in performing many surgical procedures, our shoulder surgeons offer the following shoulder surgeries among many others: total shoulder replacement, treatment of shoulder instability, reverse total shoulder replacement, and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery.
To help facilitate a full and rapid recovery, our surgeons take a team approach when it comes to patient-centered care, and they work in conjunction with our physical therapists and athletic trainers, who offer comprehensive physical therapy services. Our ultimate goal is to provide an effective rehabilitation plan that is focused on your individual needs to help you resume a pain-free lifestyle.
If you're ready to discuss your shoulder problem and the available treatment options with one of our specialty-trained shoulder surgeons, you can request an appointment online or call us at 1-800-REBOUND.