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Your orthopaedic surgeons in Los Angeles, and West Covina, CA, can help when you’ve injured your shoulder.

You use your shoulder a lot, and when you experience a shoulder injury, it can really impact your life. Every movement of your shoulder can be painful. Your orthopaedic surgeon can help you get back to an active life again, free of shoulder pain.

The orthopaedic surgeons of Samimi Orthopaedic Group can help with a torn shoulder labrum and other shoulder injuries. They have convenient office locations in West Covina, and Los Angeles, CA, to help your shoulder heal.

A common injury to your shoulder is called a torn shoulder labrum. The labrum is the cartilage that surrounds and protects the shoulder joint. This cartilage can tear due to repetitive overhead movements, a bad fall, or an accident.

When you have a torn shoulder labrum, you may experience:

  • Pain in your shoulder
  • Weakness in your shoulder and arms
  • A popping or clicking sensation when you move your shoulder
  • Instability or dislocation in your shoulder

Your treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your shoulder. Your strength, flexibility, and range of motion will all be evaluated to determine the best course of treatment.

For minor labral tears, you may just need physical therapy and an exercise program to maintain muscle strength and balance. The goal of physical therapy is to strengthen other areas of your shoulder to relieve pressure on the torn labrum.

Surgery may be recommended if your labral tear is severe and if you play sports or activities which require full strength and range-of-motion of your shoulders. The goal of surgery is to reattach the torn labrum to provide full use of your shoulder.

To find out more about treatments for a torn shoulder labrum and other orthopaedic services, call the orthopaedic surgeons of Samimi Orthopaedic Group. You can reach them in Los Angeles at (310) 606-2156, or West Covina, CA, at (626) 338-7391, so call now!