Minor aches and pains are usually nothing to be concerned about. However, if you experience persistent or severe symptoms, it could be time to make an appointment with an orthopedist. An orthopedist will perform a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, a physical exam, and a review of the results of diagnostic tests. However, you can do a quick self-assessment at home to determine if it’s time to see someone about your shoulder injuries or sports injuries.

Consider whether you find yourself stretching your shoulders and arms more frequently than usual to try to work out the stiffness. Consider whether it’s difficult for you to use the full range of motion of your shoulder joint. If these problems apply to you, it’s time to see an orthopedist. You should also see a sports medicine specialist if you experience the loss of strength in your shoulder, arm, or hand, or if your shoulder joint seems to lack stability.

Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers exceptional care for patients with muscle, bone, and joint problems, including shoulder injuries . You can schedule a visit to an orthopedist at our Queens location by calling (347) 537-2404.

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