Learn all about the shoulder, the most mobile and flexible joint in the human body

About the Shoulder

The shoulder is the most mobile and flexible joint in the body, making it more susceptible to injury. The shoulder is a "ball-and-socket" joint, but unlike the hip, the shoulder is less stable. The shoulder joint is surrounded by a delicate arrangement of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves working together. Shoulder pain can occur from one traumatic event, overuse, or under use. Damage or injury most often involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, resulting in limited movement, pain, weakness, and stiffness. Our physicians, Drs. Matthew Griffith, and David Goodwin, bring over 30 years of combined experience treating shoulder pain and injuries. To ensure a quicker recovery time, the physicians at Arthritis & Sports use the latest arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder conditions.



Conditions Treated by Arthritis & Sports


  • Bicep Tendonitis and Proximal Bicep Tendon Tears 

  • Fractures

  • Frozen Shoulder 

  • Labral Injuries including Bankart and SLAP Tears 

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Tears 

  • Shoulder Arthritis 

  • Shoulder Dislocation 

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Bursitis 

  • Shoulder Separation and Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries 



Non-Surgical Procedures Provided by Arthritis & Sports




Surgical Procedures Performed by Arthritis & Sports


  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Rotator Cuff Repair-Arthroscopic & Minimally Invasive

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Shoulder Joint Replacement/Total Shoulder Replacement

  • Arthroscopic Bankart and Labral Repairs

Zap Away Injuries and Pain With MLS Laser Therapy
Overtraining: When More Is Too Much
Healing Aches and Pains (Without Surgery)

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