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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Michael Hannon, M.D. -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Hannon Orthopedics

Michael Hannon, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Shoulder pain can severely restrict your ability to function normally, especially if you can’t use your arm and hand properly. If you have disabling shoulder pain, Michael Hannon, MD, at Hannon Orthopedics in Beverly Hills, California, can help. Dr. Hannon and his team use noninvasive therapies and cutting-edge treatments to relieve your shoulder pain. These treatments include PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections and extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT). They also excel in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and total shoulder replacements for more severe cases. For effective relief of your shoulder pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulders are more mobile than any other joints in your body. However, they’re also more likely to suffer a range of injuries and other problems, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation and separation
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendinitis and tendon ruptures
  • Torn cartilage

Shoulder injuries are common among athletes who do a lot of overhead throwing, for example, football, baseball, and volleyball players.

How is shoulder pain treated?

There are a lot of different treatments for shoulder pain. Conservative and nonsurgical approaches include:

  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Rest
  • Massage therapy
  • Ice and heat
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Steroid injections
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections
  • Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT)

Minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy can be necessary to successfully treat some conditions. If your shoulder joint suffers damage that’s beyond repair, the Hannon Orthopedics team offers total and reverse shoulder replacements.

What does shoulder pain surgery involve?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique. It allows your provider to repair shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears, impingements, and instability without causing major surgical trauma. Some of the operations they perform regularly include:

Bankart repair

The team uses the Bankart repair procedure to reattach and tighten labral tears and ruptured ligaments.

Biceps tenotomy

Biceps tenotomy is a method of reattaching the bicep muscle to your shoulder using an anchoring device in the top of your arm bone.

Labral repair

The labrum is a band of tissue that circles the socket and helps keep the shoulder joint in place. Labral repair treats injuries like SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) tears of the labrum.

Would I need joint replacement surgery for shoulder pain?

When it’s not possible to repair your shoulder joint due to arthritis or trauma, the best treatment choice would be a total shoulder replacement (shoulder arthroplasty). During this procedure, your provider replaces your entire shoulder with an artificial joint.

The artificial parts (prostheses) replace the humeral head (the ball) and glenoid (the socket). The procedure restores comfort and function to your shoulders. Total shoulder replacement surgery takes around three hours under general anesthesia.

If you suffer from shoulder instability caused by tendon damage to your rotator cuff, a reverse total shoulder replacement might be needed. This surgery swaps the position of the ball and socket in your shoulder so that you use your deltoid muscles rather than your rotator cuff to move your arm.

Find out which treatment will reduce your shoulder pain by calling Hannon Orthopedics today or booking an appointment online.