Orthopedic shoulder specialists are also known as “shoulder doctors.” They are the experts who find solutions, both surgical and non-surgical, to musculoskeletal problems of the shoulders.
These experts do not just treat patients with shoulder issues, they also devote their time to helping patients prevent injuries, or reduce the pain and discomfort caused by any disorders of the bones, joints, and muscles of the shoulders.
They can work as a team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, and orthopedic physical therapists. They all work together to provide high-quality and individualized care to patients.
The body’s most flexible joint is the shoulder. Because of this flexibility, a shoulder is also prone to many types of injuries. Disabling pain in the shoulders is a common complaint among patients. Statistics show that 14.7 in 1,000 patients have shoulder issues and 70% live with a shoulder condition, regardless of the intensity.
When the shoulder is injured or in pain, you may not be able to move your arms freely or carry out your regular chores and tasks. Even simple routines like changing your clothes and eating may become difficult. Often, shoulder problems start gradually. In many cases, they can be easily disregarded, but a worsening shoulder condition can prevent you from taking essential exercise or carrying out necessary but repetitive tasks.
If you find that your shoulder’s range of motion is limited, perhaps coupled with some pain, stiffness, and discomfort, then we recommend that you see our shoulder doctors in Miami, or Homestead and get a proper diagnosis.
What Our Shoulder Surgeons in Miami & Homestead, FL, Treat
Our orthopedic shoulder specialists treat a wide range of shoulder issues and common injuries or disorders, such as:
- rotator cuff injuries
- sports injuries
- clavicle pain
- labral tears
Our Miami and Homestead shoulder doctors help patients with any shoulder issues caused by accident, overuse, and aging. When conservative treatments such as medication and lifestyle modification no longer work, then surgery might be recommended.
When to Seek Medical Help for Your Shoulder Issues?
The five most common reasons for consulting with our orthopedic shoulder specialist in Miami:
1. A pop, click or cracking sound
If you hear your shoulder pop, click or crack, then you might have a rotator cuff injury or an AC (acromioclavicular) joint separation. Often, the condition may happen without any warning signs like pain or weakness in the shoulder. However, you should still see a shoulder doctor, even in the absence of pain or discomfort, for a proper assessment and a preventive measure.
2. Worsening pain and weakness
There could be many reasons why your shoulder feels weak and painful. You could have a torn rotator cuff, or it may be a symptom of a developing disorder. If you can’t lift your arms easily because of the pain and the weakness, then it might be best to get this checked to prevent the condition from getting worse.
3. Unstable shoulder
If you were in an accident or you recently injured yourself while exercising or playing sports, and you feel your shoulder lacks stability, then don’t delay a visit to our shoulder doctor. An unstable shoulder is often a symptom of a shoulder dislocation, especially if you notice your shoulder looking out of place and deformed.
4. Bumps in the shoulder
Bumps are a sign of shoulder separation and this can be extremely painful. There are many ways to correct and treat a bump, so getting a proper diagnosis is recommended. In many cases, this condition might not need surgery and the shoulder could recover on its own, but to be on the safe side, a proper diagnosis is prudent.
5. Pain in the clavicle
Any pain you feel around the clavicle or collarbone must be evaluated by our shoulder doctor as soon as possible to rule out a fracture. This is especially so if you were in an accident or injury. If you also notice some swelling or bruising in the neck and shoulder area, then a quick trip to the nearest South Florida International Orthopaedics clinic would be wise.
Qualifications of Our Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists in Miami and Homestead
Our medical experts all have a Doctor of Medicine degree and at least 5 years of hospital residency in their related field. They also passed the state medical license and board certification for orthopedics.
Our orthopedic surgeons have received additional training and earned a Fellowship qualification. Our physical therapists are certified as “Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.” Our sports medicine shoulder specialists have training in the non-surgical management of shoulder problems.
Apart from their educational and career credentials, our orthopedic shoulder surgeons have a thorough knowledge of human physiology and musculoskeletal health. This means that they have been highly trained in their field of expertise, and they are aware and updated of the latest developments in the field of orthopedics. This allows them to offer their patients a wide variety of scientifically proven and effective solutions for any shoulder issue.
Learn More About Our Shoulder Doctors in Homestead and Miami
Our physicians at South Florida International Orthopaedics are highly rated orthopedic surgeons that serve the greater Miami area and all surrounding Miami-Dade communities as far north as Broward County and south, Homestead, and even to Florida Keys. We specialize in joint replacement, minimally invasive surgical treatments and the latest cutting edge non-surgical treatments and more.
We recommend that you schedule an online appointment to help the office schedule flow as smoothly as possible for all of our patients. You may also call the following numbers:
- Shoulder surgeon in Homestead (305) 247-1701
- Shoulder surgeon in Miami (305) 233-0011
Our staff may be able to accommodate you with an appointment on the same day. We will try very hard to work in patients that need to be seen quickly.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.