When the shoulder is working properly, it is one of the most remarkable joints in the human body, combining mobility and stability. The mobility allows you to throw a ball or swing a golf club, (or just wave hello); the stability allows you to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
When the shoulder is injured, or suffering from years of wear and tear, the loss of mobility and chronic discomfort can really start to impact your life. Let us help you get your life back on track.
Dr. Thomas has seen and treated a broad spectrum of shoulder conditions in everyone from professional athletes at the peak of their game, to older adults who want to stay in the game, whether that game is golf or playing with their grandchildren. Because of his personal approach to patient care, he will take the time to listen to you and to pinpoint the source of your problem. Because of his experience and extensive training, he has the tools to fix that problem.
When to See a Doctor
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our office for a consultation:
Pain that lasts more than 48 hours. Whether it is chronic and low grade, or sudden and extreme, you should not ignore your discomfort. Playing through the pain can lead to more damage.
- Stiffness, can’t raise arm, unable to sleep.
- Weakness, a sudden decrease in strength in one arm.
- Popping or tearing sensation.
- A feeling that your shoulder is out of place.
- Bruising or swelling around the shoulder.