Does raising your arm cause pain in either or both shoulders? Then you need to see Dr. Richard Woodworth at his orthopedic office in Henderson for effective shoulder surgery to resolve your shoulder pain. Dr. Richard Woodworth of Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is the doctor you can trust to correctly diagnose and treat your shoulder pain. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports related injuries and joint reconstruction. He uses the latest techniques and procedures of orthopedic care. With a passion for minimally invasive procedures, his practice focuses on arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, and overhead motions, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. But shoulder injuries and pain can also be caused by everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones, such as bursitis or a torn rotator cuff. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems which usually develop over time through repetitive, intensive training routines. Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and continue doing the same activity which only aggravates the condition and may possibly cause more problems. People also may underestimate the extent of their injury because steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them. At this top orthopedic office in Henderson, treatment for your shoulder pain is based upon Dr. Henderson’s findings and diagnosis.
If non-surgical strategies are not effective in resolving your shoulder pain, Dr. Woodworth will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside your shoulder. During your surgery, Dr. Woodworth inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen and Dr. Woodworth uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments inside the joint. Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your doctor can use very small incisions. This results in less pain for patients, and shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities. Arthroscopy makes diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster than was once thought possible. If you think you may be a candidate for minimally invasive arthroscopy, or you want to learn all your options, call Dr. Woodworth at his orthopedic office in Henderson today.