Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Comparing physical therapy, injections, and surgical options

Ross A. Hauser, MD; Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy You are most likely on this page because you are an athlete or someone with a physically demanding line of work who has continued weakness and pain in your shoulder. This pain is greatly impacting your ability to […]

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Acromioclavicular joint instability and osteoarthritis

Ross A. Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease where the articular cartilage lining of the Acromioclavicular joint bones wears out over time.  In this condition, there is shoulder instability causing grinding and pain. The shoulder joint is a juncture of three bones, the […]

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Sternoclavicular post-traumatic joint injury and instability treatment

Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle Matias, PA-C A patient will come into our Fort Myers clinic. They have already seen a number of pain specialists for a subluxing sternoclavicular (SC) joint and they usually have an MRI report that they don’t really understand but they believe it contains the information […]

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Frozen Shoulder – Adhesive Capsulitis: Injections, Physical Therapy and Surgery

Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. A typical new patient will come into our center. They will sit on the examination table and they will tell us a story that sounds something like this: “I have a frozen shoulder. It is not getting better. My doctor and […]

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Shoulder impingement syndrome decompression surgery – What are your alternatives?

Ross Hauser, MD Article summary After a more powerful and perhaps prolonged anti-inflammatory regimen and ultimately a cortisone injection, you find yourself with maybe a little improvement. My shoulder impingement syndrome conservative care treatments sent me to shoulder replacement. I was injured at work, the doctors discovered an impingement. Maybe […]

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Physical therapy and exercise for shoulder pain. When it works, when it does not work

Ross Hauser, MD There is a controversy in the medical community over physical therapy for shoulder injuries as a means to prevent the need for surgery. For many patients, physical therapy represents a treatment that they want to do and have high expectation that the treatment will help them avoid […]

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