Shoulder Pain Specialist

Sumit Dewanjee, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgery

FXRX Inc.

Sumit Dewanjee, MD

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tempe, AZ & Chandler, AZ

Your shoulder is a large flexible joint that allows you to move your arm in a wide range of directions. Unfortunately, that type of mobility and flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to injuries that result in shoulder pain. When you have shoulder pain, Sumit Dewanjee, MD, at FXRX Inc. in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona, can help. The highly skilled board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating all types of shoulder pain conditions. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain includes any type of discomfort that affects the structure or function of your shoulder. Your shoulder is a large and complex joint that forms the connection between your upper arm bone, shoulder blade, and collarbone.

Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage hold the bones together, providing stability and mobility. Any injury or disease that affects any of the components that make up your shoulder might cause shoulder pain. 

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain may develop from a wide range of causes. Dr. Dewanjee is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating all types of shoulder pain, such as:

Rotator cuff tears

A rotator cuff tear means one of the tendons in your rotator cuff is partially or fully detached from your upper arm bone.

Dislocated shoulder

A dislocated shoulder means the head of your arm bone is no longer attached to the socket joint.  

Shoulder arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation and pain in a joint. Arthritis may affect any joint in your body, including your shoulder. Arthritis in your shoulder can cause pain and limit your use of this flexible joint.

Tendonitis, bursitis, and fractures are also common causes of shoulder pain.

What happens during a shoulder pain evaluation?

Dr. Dewanjee conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you visit FXRX Inc. with concerns about shoulder pain. His goal is to find the source of your pain so he can develop the most effective treatment plan.

Dr. Dewanjee asks detailed questions about your shoulder pain, including when it started, the type of pain you feel, how your pain affects arm use, and the activities that make your pain worse. He examines your shoulder, assessing strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

He may request imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm or rule out a suspected cause of shoulder pain. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Once he understands what's causing your shoulder pain, Dr. Dewanjee talks to you about your treatment options. Though a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dewanjee may initially recommend medical treatments for your shoulder pain. 

If your shoulder pain fails to improve with conservative care, Dr. Dewanjee talks to you about surgical options. For most patients, Dr. Dewanjee uses minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy to treat shoulder conditions. 

For expert care of shoulder pain, call FXRX Inc. or book an appointment online today.