The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of all joints in the body, making it susceptible to injury. Overhead activities like painting a ceiling or cleaning a cupboard can trigger pain, particularly in people who already have arthritis. High-impact, high-speed sports like football, rugby and skiing are often responsible for rotator cuff tears and shoulder separations. Tennis, swimming and baseball can all cause overuse injuries.
Orthopedic and sports medicine doctors in the Sutter Health network treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder labral tears
Our specialists offer a full spectrum of care to get you back in the game, from physical therapy and joint injections to rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement.