Addressing shoulder pain is the first step towards accomplishing a total recovery. The following lists examples of orthopedic shoulder conditions treated by Dr. Chams and his staff.

Labral Tear

A torn labrum seriously affects the shoulder’s normal range of motion by increasing instability. Without efficient use of this joint, everyday movement becomes increasingly difficult. Seeking labral tear relief from an orthopedic surgeon will eliminate pain and increase stability.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff conditions often occur from years of repetitive wear and tear, but can occur from a traumatic injury. Patients will experience increased weakness and pain.  If your pain improves but weakness remains you may need proper treatment for a rotator cuff tear.

AC Sprain

Located in the upper area of the shoulder, the AC Joint is the connecting structure of the clavicle and scapula. An AC sprain occurs when the stabilizing ligaments are separated or torn causing pain, shoulder spasms and movement may become painful and difficult. More severe cases require surgical management.

Biceps Tendinopathy

Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD Lesion is a knee condition from insufficient blood supplies to a respective location of cartilage. Cartilage will become weak and brittle as damage continues in the form of cracks. Joint pain typically follows due to the lack of cushioning on the joint.

Frozen Shoulder

With little movement and use of the shoulder, the joint can form adhesions, which tighten up and restrict range of motion. This lost motion can cause severe pain.  Frozen shoulder treatment can be completed without surgical management, but for chronic cases a shoulder manipulation may be required.

Shoulder Arthritis

Diagnosing the exact type of shoulder arthritis can improve the effectiveness of treatment. With so many potential conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, all of which can cause varying levels of discomfort. A board-certified physician near you can diagnose the exact cause and relay the necessary treatment for the best recovery solution.

Shoulder Bursitis

Repetitive overuse is the main cause of shoulder bursitis. It can develop from wear and tear, overuse from work, sports or anything in between. Without treatment, irritating tenderness and pain will be felt through the joint as the bursa sac becomes severely inflamed and cannot provide the protective support the shoulder needs to move pain free.

Bankart, Reverse Bankart Tear and SLAP Tear

Labral tears or specific areas of the labrum called  SLAP tear or Bankart and reverse bankart tears can occur when the humerus bone is shifted out completely (dislocated) or partially (subluxation) from the shoulder socket. This causes the fibrous tissues in the labrum to tear. Minimally invasive surgery (shoulder arthroscopy) is only necessary when the tear is severe.

Shoulder Instability

Even though the shoulder is an incredibly agile and moveable joint, it’s very easy to dislocate. Shoulder instability occurs when the joint pops out of the socket in any fashion – partially or completely. The joint is put back in place to prevent further symptoms. Rehabilitation is required and occasionally surgery.

Shoulder Complex

In order to complete various orthopedic procedures, a physician must have an in-depth understanding of the shoulder complex. The advance understanding of anatomical structures and biomechanics is crucial to determining a diagnosis, a treatment protocol and prognosis.

Shoulder Fractures

When a shoulder attains a high impact injury, it can cause fractures or breaks in addition to possible dislocation. Common fractures are seen in the collarbone, shoulder blade and upper arm.

Thrower’s Shoulder / Little League Shoulder

This condition is commonly seen in physically active patients, specifically young athletes that have open growth plates. Overhead throwing motions can cause this painful overuse injury as this high stress action affects the shoulder.

Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis

Shoulder calcific tendonitis occurs when calcium builds within the structure of the rotator cuff and prevents ease of joint movement. There are many useful non-surgical treatments to care for this dysfunction, however a small percentage of patients may require surgical assistance.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in joints located throughout the body. Often seen in patients between the ages of 30 and 50, this form of arthritis is exceptionally debilitating if left untreated.

Distal Bicep Ruptures

The soft tissue of the biceps tendon can partially or completely tear from impact injury or strenuous activity. Distal bicep ruptures prevent the muscle from helping you bend or rotate your arm.

Shoulder Reconstruction Surgery

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon will conduct minimally invasive shoulder surgery to treat a severe joint condition. Surgical interference may not be needed by every patient, but is often the most efficient way of correcting shoulder complications.

Shoulder Impingement

This orthopedic condition occurs when repetitive over the head motions are made as the abnormal friction causes trauma on the bursa and rotator cuff. This causes the acromion bone to pinch and fray the closely associated muscle. A shoulder impingement can be diagnosed through manual tests.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in Illinois

If you’re searching for shoulder pain relief near the greater Chicago area, consider the assistance from Dr. Roger Chams, M.D. and his experienced staff. Covering a wide range of orthopedic treatments, Dr. Chams’ practice expertise allows for patients to find the treatments they’re looking for. With specialties in sports medicine arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, contact Dr. Chams at an office location near you for comprehensive orthopedic assistance and pain relief today.