The landscape of Austin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has evolved where you as a patient now have the choice of where to obtain the highest quality care for your shoulder and elbow injuries and chronic conditions. The orthopedic specialists at Joint Pain Orthopedics have the shoulder and elbow subspecialty training required to effectively diagnose and manage your sports medicine injuries, orthopedic injuries and degenerative conditions. Sports medicine in Austin and Central Texas today encompasses a broad array of shoulder and elbow injuries managed both operatively and non-operatively for the patients that enjoy physical activity.
Our goal at the Joint Pain Orthopedics Sports Medicine department is to maximize function, minimize pain and get you back to what you love to do as soon as medically possible. It doesn’t matter if you are a high-school athlete, weekend warrior, Pickleball champion or leisure golfer. We are comfortable taking care of the patient at whatever level of competition.
What can we do for shoulder & elbow conditions and injuries? The following list provides a list of available shoulder and elbow treatments at Joint Pain Orthopedics. This is not a comprehensive list of the treatments we provide, so please excuse us if you don’t find what you were looking for here. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists to discuss all of your options.
Are you apprehensive in your approach to reaching for objects behind you after a recent shoulder dislocation? This could indicate persistent damage to the labrum or rotator cuff that could be benefited from a course of physical therapy or potentially surgical Bankart repair.
If you felt a pop in the shoulder that was associated with severe pain and weakness after catching a heavy object, this could indicate a rotator cuff tear. Acute rotator cuff tears may be best treated with an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Has that backhand swing you have been practicing for the upcoming pickleball or tennis tournament caused the lateral portion of your elbow to become painful? Are you now having problems with twisting a jar open? A treatment with the correct brace and injection could be all you need.
Common sports and accident injuries of the shoulder and elbow include:
Baseball: ulnar collateral ligament injuries, pitchers shoulder, SLAP tear
Golf: rotator cuff tear, subacromial impingement, golfer’s elbow
Pickleball & Tennis: tennis elbow, biceps tendon rupture, rotator cuff tear
Basketball: shoulder separation or dislocation, elbow dislocation
The benefit of care at Joint Pain Orthopedics is the specialization that our orthopedic providers have, which allows us to laser focus on a small subset of shoulder and elbow conditions that affect a great percentage of people with sports injuries and chronic conditions. This allows us to treat every condition with operative and non-operative measures giving you the ability to remain with one clinic for all of your musculoskeletal care! No gimmicks or surprises. Just good old fashion care from competent providers.