Shoulder care in Chicagoland | Ascension
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Orthopedic shoulder care in Chicagoland

Orthopedic surgeons at Ascension Illinois specialize in treating shoulder pain and shoulder joint injuries.

If your shoulder hurts when you reach for something, throw a ball, or after repetitive movements, talk with an experienced orthopedic shoulder specialist at Ascension Illinois. Your appointment starts with a conversation about you and your shoulder pain. Your doctor will do a thorough evaluation to help find the cause of your pain. Your specialist may recommend imaging to help diagnose your injury or condition. Diagnostic imaging is available onsite, so your specialist can quickly make a diagnosis. Then, we discuss therapeutic and surgical treatment options, if needed. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.


Treatments for shoulder weakness and pain

When there is damage to the shoulder, the muscles in your upper body and your arm may also be affected. Older adults are more prone to shoulder injuries from falling. Sports-related injuries from overuse or impact also affect the shoulder and arm. Our doctors and orthopedic care teams provide therapeutic and surgical treatment options for shoulder pain, rotator cuff damage, muscle and ligament strain, joint impingement, shoulder dislocation and bone fracture, including:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Medication therapy
  • Non-surgical injections
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Exercise physiology and sports performance

Specializing in shoulder replacement surgery and rotator cuff repair

A shoulder injury such as a torn rotator cuff, can lead to pain and limit your range of motion in your shoulder. At Ascension Illinois, our orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint replacement, including shoulder replacement, and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Your specialist works with you to create a personalized surgery plan. We take the time to explain your procedure, what to expect, and how to care for yourself while recovering at home. After surgery, you will be connected with rehabilitation care.

Get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Illinois. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our specialists about a personalized care plan.

When you are facing a shoulder injury and deciding on a care plan, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss therapeutic and surgical treatment options. Our team of highly experienced specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.