Are You Dealing with Shoulder Pain?
By Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
March 22, 2019
Category: Orthopedics
Tags: shoulder pain  

Find out how our orthopedic team here in St. Thomas and St. Croix can help you.

There are many reasons why someone might experience shoulder pain, from arthritis to a torn rotator cuff. It’s important to know when shoulder painyour shoulder pain may warrant visiting our orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Chase for treatment. The most common types of shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Torn labrum

If you are dealing with any of the issues above then you may want to talk to us about whether you could benefit from our advanced arthroscopic shoulder treatment.

Overuse, repeated stress, aging and injury can all lead to shoulder problems in patients of all ages. Luckily, our orthopedic specialist in St. Thomas and St. Croix, Dr. Chase specializes in advanced arthroscopic shoulder treatment. A shoulder arthroscopy is designed to both determine the cause of your pain and alleviate your discomfort.

Common reasons to get arthroscopic shoulder treatment is to:

  • Repair a torn or damaged rotator cuff
  • Remove a bone spur
  • Repair or remove a torn or damaged labrum
  • Repair ligaments
  • Remove inflamed tissue
  • Repair a dislocated shoulder

We can also remove cysts, and release pinched or trapped nerves through a simple arthroscopy. Arthroscopic treatment is far less invasive and requires a smaller incision than traditional surgery, which also means fewer post-surgical side effects and a faster healing process.

What should you expect from the recovery process?

Even though the healing process will be faster and easier than with traditional surgery you will still need to take a couple of weeks off to allow your shoulder to fully heal. We can provide you with pain relievers that can reduce pain, swelling and discomfort after your surgery. We may also prescribe physical therapy and rehabilitation to help your shoulder regain strength, mobility and function after surgery.

Virgin Island Orthopedics and Medical Specialists in St. Thomas and St. Croix, is here to help get your shoulder pain under control. Call our office today to find out more about the orthopedic services we offer.