Acute and chronic shoulder injuries can result in damaged ligaments, tendons, and joint surfaces, resulting in significant shoulder pain and disability. Dr. Daniel Acevedo has expertise in non-surgical and surgery treatments for shoulder injuries and offers individualized care in Santa Clarita, Encino, Tarzana, CA. Contact Dr. Daniel Acevedo’s team for an appointment today!
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint that provides support and enables a wide range of motion. A major injury to these tendons may result in rotator cuff tears. It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in middle-aged and older individuals. A rotator cuff tear may occur with repeated use of the arm for overhead activities, while playing sports, or from a motor accident.
Arthritis of the Shoulder
The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint but is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage. Damage of the cartilage in the shoulder joint causes shoulder arthritis. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury. The warning signs that inflammation presents are redness, swelling, heat, and pain.