Shoulder

Patient-Centered Shoulder Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our shoulder doctors, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Bradly Goodman, Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, Dr. Tyler Marshall, Dr. Mark Rogers, and Dr. Lauren Savage, are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what shoulder disorder is ailing you, our experts will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

Shoulder specialists are specialty-trained doctors who are dedicated to diagnosing and treating shoulder conditions and injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, fractures, and bursitis. Many shoulder disorders can be resolved through nonsurgical treatment methods, like medication, an injection, or physical therapy. However, sometimes a shoulder issue is advanced and requires surgery.

Our shoulder doctors have undergone extensive medical training and are highly skilled doctors whose main focus is your well-being. After carefully assessing and diagnosing your shoulder injury or condition, our specialists will work with you to create a comprehensive care plan focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Our shoulder doctors strive to treat each patient with the utmost care and are dedicated to offering the latest and most advanced treatment options, including:

•    Arthroscopic surgery
•    Labral repair
•    Rotator cuff repair
•    Shoulder replacement
•    Ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections

So, whether you need nonoperative care or shoulder surgery, our experts will always deliver the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care your shoulder needs.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your shoulder issue with one of our shoulder doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by an orthopedic doctor or surgeon for a shoulder issue as soon as possible, especially before a problem worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to shoulder conditions and injuries. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a shoulder doctor:

 

  • Aching
  • Bone-on-bone sensation
  • Difficulty lifting or straightening your arm
  • Elbow pain in addition to shoulder pain
  • Lump on your shoulder
  • Numbness or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Rotating your shoulder causes shoulder pain

 

One of our specialty-trained shoulder doctors may diagnose you with one of the following shoulder injuries or conditions:

 

  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Impingement
  • Labral tear
  • Pinched nerve
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Sports injury
  • Tenodesis

The Shoulder

The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows for a wide range of motion. However, its range of motion also makes it unstable as well as vulnerable to injuries. Examples of common shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tears, fractures, tendon injuries, and shoulder bursitis. 

When diagnosing a shoulder injury or condition, a shoulder doctor will perform a physical examination. They may also order tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to help them better understand the injury or condition. Once the disorder has been diagnosed, a treatment plan will be developed. Sometimes, shoulder issues can be treated with nonoperative treatments. However, if the damage is too extensive or nonsurgical options fail to provide relief, surgery may be required.

Our shoulder doctors at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports are dedicated to exhausting all applicable nonsurgical treatment options first, such as ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections and physical therapy. If these options prove to be ineffective at relieving your shoulder pain, our surgeons will go over all of your surgical treatment options and help you determine which one is right for you.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your shoulder issue with one of our shoulder doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Available

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Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.

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