KNEE & SHOULDER INJURIES

Knee and shoulder injuries are very common in both sports and day-to-day life. The orthopedic team at Southern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine can provide you with treatment for your shoulder or knee injury in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Knee Injuries

The knee is the largest joint in the body and supports almost all of the body’s weight, making it especially susceptible to both injury and the development of osteoarthritis. Injuries can occur from playing sports, overuse, or a fall. Common knee injuries or conditions include arthritis, meniscus tears, ACL tears or injuries, tendon tears, and knee dislocations. Symptoms of a knee injury may include pain, swelling, discoloration, increased pain from use or extensive disuse, a grinding or grating sensation with movement, crunching or popping noises, not being able to fully straighten the leg, or feeling as if the leg may give out.

Shoulder Injuries

Minor shoulder problems, such as soreness, aches, and pains are common from everyday wear and tear, overuse, the natural process of aging, or an injury. Some of the most common injuries or conditions that occur in the shoulder are rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, frozen shoulder, SLAP tears, and shoulder dislocations. Symptoms of a shoulder injury may include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness, changes in temperature or color, and changes in range of motion.

We understand that every injury is unique, which is why we provide personalized treatment for knee and shoulder injuries. When an injury happens to the knee or shoulder, it may be difficult to determine on your own exactly what the injury is that occurred. Our surgeons and physician assistants will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause and extent of your injury, and then make a plan for treatment so that you can get back to your active lifestyle.

To treat your knee or shoulder injury in Mount Pleasant or Charleston, count on the experienced team at Southern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Call us today at (843) 936-0715 to schedule an appointment.