The shoulder joint allows the largest range of motion and movement of any other joint in the body. Therefore, it is not surprising that the shoulder is also a common area for injury, pain, and discomfort. The shoulder is comprised of three bones: the clavicle or collarbone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the humerus or upper arm bone. When a muscle, tendon, or ligament that surrounds these shoulder bones is injured, then an injury may occur. The most common injuries to shoulders include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder Fractures
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Shoulder Impingement
Treatment of shoulder injuries can include exercises, oral anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections, physical therapy, and minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy. Early diagnosis and treatment are important factors in recovering from shoulder injuries.
At FORM Inc. in Fremont, Dr. John Jaureguito is a board-certified Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon who has been specializing in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of shoulder injuries for over 16 years.