Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Hughes will likely recommend nonsurgical therapies, to begin with to improve your shoulder flexibility and alleviate your pain. Nonsurgical treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Heat or ice therapy
- Stem cell injections
- Platelet-rich-plasma therapy
If your shoulder joint is seriously damaged due to degenerative disease or injury, Dr. Hughes can recommend minimally invasive surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery requires small incisions to access the treatment area. Dr. Hughes uses specialized surgical instruments to make repairs to damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments without causing major trauma to your body.
Minimally invasive shoulder surgery requires less recovery time than traditional surgery and reduces your risk for postsurgical complications, including infections, bleeding, and blood clots.