If you’re experiencing severe or persistent pain and stiffness in your shoulders, your symptoms could be caused by a number of underlying conditions. At the Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California, William R. Gallivan, MD, and his team provide high-quality orthopedic care, helping patients address the underlying cause of their shoulder pain. To speak with Dr. Gallivan about your condition, book your visit by phone or online today.
Shoulder pain may be caused by injury and/or chronic medical conditions. The most common cause of shoulder pain is a rotator cuff injury, including a partial tear or full tear of the rotator cuff. Although rotator cuff tears may acutely onset due to a trauma, they often gradually develop due to repetitive use of the shoulder.
Other common causes of shoulder pain include the following:
X-ray images of your shoulder may be ordered and reviewed by Dr. Gallivan in order to try to diagnosis your shoulder pain. Additionally, Dr. Gallivan may order an MRI to further evaluate the shoulder and
There are nonoperative treatment options and surgical treatment options for shoulder conditions.
Nonoperative treatment options include the following:
Surgical treatment options may include the following:
Please call Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara to book an appointment with board-certified orthopedic surgeon, William Gallivan, MD.