Treatment for Shoulder Pain in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Samuel Koo is a board certified orthopedic physician and surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder conditions at his office in Kirkland. Our program offers a unique approach to the treatment of shoulder conditions and is designed for all patients who suffer from any type of shoulder pain– from simple to complex. We offer both innovative surgical and medical treatments while setting a course of long term management for recovery and prevention. Dr. Koo is committed to progressive treatments and prevention plans.
Shoulder Conditions We Treat
Shoulder impingement occurs when bone spurs rub on the rotator cuff. When the arm is in the overhead position, this narrows the space available for the rotator cuff and can cause pain.
Shoulder instability is very common, with the shoulder being the most commonly dislocated joint in the human body.
The rotator cuff is an extremely important set of muscles in the shoulder. The rotator cuff is composed of four tendons that blend together into one cuff.
Non-operative treatment of shoulder arthritis consists of activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections.
The AC joint is the acromioclavicular joint. It is the joint where the collarbone (clavicle) connects to the shoulder blade (scapula).
The labrum is a ring of specialized cartilage resting on the outer edge of the socket of the shoulder joint. The labrum serves to deepen the shoulder socket and make it more concave.
The biceps is located in the front of the upper arm. It’s main function is to bend the elbow and rotate the arm (supination).
Frozen shoulder is a general term used to describe all causes of motion loss in the shoulder. The most common cause of loss of motion is a condition known as adhesive capsulitis.
Two main causes exist. A traumatic injury can result in a partial or complete tear of the biceps. Falling on an outstretched arm or heavy lifting are the common mechanisms.
Schedule your Treatment for Shoulder Pain Today!
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or loss of functionality, or would like to schedule an appointment for shoulder surgery, contact Dr. Samuel Koo at (425) 823-4000. Dr. Koo will help you take the first step toward getting back to your life without shoulder pain.