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Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain, it can be difficult to do simple everyday activities: raise your arm, pick up a child, throw a ball, and many others. 

Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?

Your shoulder is a flexible joint. When it is injured, the pain can reduce your shoulder’s flexibility and motion significantly. Numerous conditions can cause shoulder problems. Some of these common causes of shoulder pain include tendonitis, bursitis, impingement, osteoarthritis, and cartilage and muscle tears from overuse.

Shoulder Pain- Shoulder Anatomy

Most shoulder problems fall into four categories:

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Orthopaedic Associates of Marlborough offer a full range of treatments for patients of all ages with all types of shoulder pain and shoulder problems. Shoulder pain treatment options are available for patients with even the most complex diagnosis. From minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, total joint replacement, or complicated fractures, our shoulder surgeons have the specialized training and experience to treat your shoulder pain.

There are many causes of shoulder joint pain. Early Evaluation and treatment can provide pain relief even without surgery.

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocation

  • Biceps Tendinitis

  • Bursitis

  • Clavicle Fracture (Collarbone)

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

  • Scapular Dyskinesis (Scapular Winging)

  • Shoulder Dislocations

  • Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Shoulder Instability

  • Sternoclavicular Joint Injury

  • Subscapularis Tendon Tear

  • Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists

Our shoulder specialists are at the forefront of the latest orthopedic techniques and continue to pioneer new and innovative orthopedic procedures. Offering a full range of cutting-edge shoulder treatments,  allows us the most comprehensive approach to shoulder conditions.

Our Shoulder Expert

Joseph Marchese, M.D.

Dr. Marchese Orthopedic Surgeon: expert on shoulder and knee reconstruction, including minimally invasive procedures, arthroscopic surgery, and joint replacement of the shoulder and knee.

Orthopaedic Associates of Marlborough Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon Dr. Joseph Marchese is a shoulder expert for the treatment of shoulder pain, shoulder injuries, and shoulder disorders including arthritis and trauma. 

Dr. Marchese will evaluate and diagnose your shoulder condition and provide a customized treatment plan that is exclusive to you. He will explore conservative nonsurgical methods first, such as physical therapy, including individualized shoulder exercises to relieve your shoulder pain. However, if surgery is necessary to allow you to continue an active lifestyle, Dr. Marchese will employ specialized techniques that are minimally invasive and can lead to quicker recovery times.

Shoulder Procedures

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Orthopedic surgeons can diagnose and treat many different conditions with arthroscopic surgery, while patients can benefit from less tissue damage, shorter recovery times, less scarring and less post-operative pain. This technique also avoids cutting any muscles or tendons to access the affected area.

Learn More About Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

If non-operative measures fail to provide sufficient relief, total shoulder replacement is an orthopedic procedure with very high patient satisfaction scores. Dr. Marchese has over 14 years experience with Total Shoulder Replacements and carefully assess each patient individually to find the best treatment option. 

Learn More about Shoulder Replacement

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an exciting new technology emerging in orthopedics and sports medicine. Injection of PRP is currently gaining widespread use in the treatment of muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries. There is promising data showing quicker recovery times and stronger healing at the repair site in areas; such as lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinopathy, ligament tears, and Achilles tendinopathy to name a few. As well, there are encouraging studies and ongoing investigations into using PRP for stronger and quicker healing of the rotator cuff after arthroscopic repair.

Orthopaedic Associates of Marlborough

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Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 11:00am

The office is generally closed for lunch from 12-1 daily.
*Office hours are subject to change without notice.

  • Marlborough Location
    Marlborough Medical Building

    65 Fremont Street | Marlborough, MA 01752
    Telephone: 508-485-3665 | Fax: 508-485-0899

  • Northborough Location
    Carewell Urgent Care Building

    333 Southwest Cutoff | Northborough, MA 01532
    Telephone: 774-570-5000
    Appointments call UMASS scheduling: 508-334-0600.

  • Westborough Location
    UMass Memorial Orthopedics

    154 East Main Street | Westborough, MA 01581
    Telephone: 508-871-2389
    Appointments call UMASS scheduling: 508-334-0600.

  • Clinton Location
    UMass Memorial Health Alliance

    201 Highland Street | Clinton, MA 01510
    Telephone: 978-368-3761

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