Dr. Guttentag Treats Patients with Shoulder Instability in Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, FL

Shoulder instability is a chronic condition that can be caused by sudden trauma or the type of repetitive overhead movements that are common in baseball, swimming, and weightlifting. People can suffer either a partial or total dislocation of their shoulder, and after this happens, it’s significantly easier for the shoulder to dislocate again. The symptoms of shoulder instability can include pain, numbness, popping or grinding sensations, and visible deformity in the shoulder. Numbness and partial paralysis can also occur below the shoulder due to increased pressure on nerves and blood vessels.

People living in Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, Florida, who have shoulder instability can receive the specialized treatment they require from Dr. Ira Guttentag at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. The goal of treatment will be to restore stability, strength, and range of motion in the shoulder.

Patients who see Dr. Guttentag for issues related to shoulder instability can expect:

  • A thorough examination – Dr. Guttentag will assess the injured shoulder, utilizing X-rays and other diagnostic imaging as needed to understand the condition of the joint. The strength and function of the shoulder can also be determined through a variety of physical tests.
  • Conservative treatment options – For relatively minor dislocations, conservative treatments may provide sufficient pain relief and restoration of function. These treatments include rest, medications, manipulation of the shoulder, and physical therapy.
  • Surgery, if needed – Surgery may be recommended for patients who have severe shoulder instability or who have not received sufficient relief from conservative treatments. Dr. Guttentag can often perform these procedures using a minimally invasive approach that secures and repairs the shoulder with reduced impact on healthy tissue.

Patients who would like to learn more about the treatment options that are available for shoulder instability can schedule an appointment with Dr. Guttentag at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. He sees patients at several Florida Medical locations, giving people throughout the region convenient access to high-quality care.

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