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"Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?" – FREE Seminar & Dinner

“Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?” – FREE Seminar & Dinner

“Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?”

Thursday, Sept. 12th 5pm-6:30pm
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SPEAKER DR. GEORGE M. WHITEPresident of Orlando Hand Surgery Associates, Director of the Hand to Shoulder Center at AdventHealth in addition to Director of the Fellowship Program.

Dr. George White, a Maryland native, received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed two years of general surgery and an additional three years of orthopaedic residency at Hopkins. He then went on to the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery. He has been nominated one of Orlando’s Top Doctor’s for the last 10 years by Orlando Magazine.

Join speaker Dr. George M. White in his “Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?” Seminar for a lively discussion as he explains the possible causes of shoulder pain, which include, but are not limited to, sports injuries, arthritis, or impingement.

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Shoulder Pain: Nonsurgical and Surgical Solutions

The shoulder is compromised of several joints that work together to provide us with a wide range of motion. Because we use our shoulders to perform a variety of different tasks throughout the day, it can be prone to injury and pain.

Treatment options for shoulder pain will vary depending on the severity of the injury or condition. Below, we have listed some of the most common causes of shoulder pain along with common treatment options. As with any condition or injury, it’s best to consult a doctor in order to receive a proper evaluation and treatment plan.

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain:

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: 
    shoulder pain - dr. jason pirozzolo - shoulder bursitis

    Dr. Jason Pirozzolo explains shoulder bursitis.

    Shoulder impingement syndrome is a collection of shoulder symptoms related to impingement, bursitis, and tendinitis in and around the shoulder joint. The most common symptom of shoulder impingement is pain, especially when one tries to use the affected arm above the level of the head (e.g., overhead activity, throwing).

  • Arthritis:
    Arthritis in the shoulder usually results in swelling, pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the shoulder. Pain due to osteoarthritis may worsen over time.
  • Instability:
    Instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. Instability is usually the result of an injury or overuse. Sometimes instability, or a dislocation, can occur repeatedly which can increase the risk of arthritis developing in the shoulder.
  • Fracture:
    A fracture, also known as a broken bone, often occurs as the result of a traumatic injury. Shoulder fractures in older patients can occur after a fall. Shoulder fractures are also common in high-energy contact sports.
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