The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with a large range of movement. Because the shoulder join is so mobile, it tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from many different causes, including sprains, strains, tendonitis or rotator cuff injury. Conservative treatments, such as rest, ice and physical therapy, sometimes are all that's needed to recover from a rotator cuff injury. If your injury is severe and involves a complete tear of the muscle or tendon, you might need surgery.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. John Sperling, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will cover common shoulder injuries and treatment options including reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Also on the program, Dr. Bart Clarke, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss osteoporosis. And Dr. Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain why cellulite appears and what can be done about it.
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