Shoulder and Elbow | Somerset Orthopedic and Sports Medicine


​Athletes frequently encounter shoulder pain or related issues. Even people with more moderate activity levels encounter trouble in this area. Shoulder-related conditions are also linked to chronic pain or other injuries in areas like the neck. They must be treated early and properly in order to avoid loss of mobility.

Shoulder injuries are quite common, not to mention frustrating. Shoulder conditions and treatments include:

AC Joint Osteolysis (Weightlifter’s Shoulder)
Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder
Biceps Tendonitis
Dislocation of the Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder
Impingement of the Shoulder

Shoulder Labral Tear
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Bursitis
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Separation


​Elbows are a more stable joint than shoulders. Yet, they are used constantly throughout the day for simple tasks. Athletes who overuse their arm while training, such as tennis players or pitchers, are also highly susceptible to elbow injuries. 

Conditions and injuries related to the elbow include:

​Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear
Biceps Tendon Tear
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Tennis Elbow

​Elbow Fracture/Sprain
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Olecranon Bursitis
Osteochondritis Dissecans

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