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Shoulder treatment

Shoulder problems can happen at any age. They can result from an accident or sports injury, or from wear and tear over time. Whatever the cause and whatever your symptoms, your Allina Health care team will provide shoulder treatment to ease your pain and restore your health—helping you return to the sports, activities and other pursuits that you enjoy.

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What it is

The shoulder is a complex structure that includes three joints working together, plus several surrounding muscles that provide support and stability. This complexity enables you to perform amazing feats of movement—reaching, lifting, throwing and much more. But it also means that the shoulder joint is susceptible to wear and tear and injury. 

Many shoulder problems can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy or other non-invasive methods. In some cases, however, shoulder surgery is the best option.  

Whatever treatment is right for you, your Allina Health Orthopedics care team will work together to provide seamless, expert care and support.

Good for treating

  • Arthritis  
  • Rotator cuff tear 
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) 
  • Shoulder instability or dislocation 
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation 
  • Impingement syndrome 
  • Clavicle Fracture 
  • Humerus Fracture

Reviewed by: Michael Q. Freehill, MD, orthopedic surgeon

First published: 10/26/2020
Last reviewed: 10/26/2020