October 16, 2013

Maury Regional offers free shoulder pain seminar

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body. This flexibility provides impressive range of motion but also makes the shoulder more susceptible to injury.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Adams, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC), will present a free seminar on shoulder pain on Tuesday, November 5. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Maury Regional Medical Center Annex, located across the street from the medical center.

Dr. Adams will discuss non-surgical and surgical treatments for relief of severe shoulder pain, including total shoulder replacement. Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Bursitis: inflammation of the fluid-filled sac between the rotator cuff and part of the shoulder blade.
  • Tendonitis: a wearing of the tendons, most commonly the four rotator cuff tendons and one of the bicep tendons.
  • Tendon tears: splitting and tearing of the tendons due to long-term overuse, sudden injury or age.
  • Arthritis: swelling, pain and stiffness most commonly cause by osteoarthritis.
  • Shoulder instability: occurring when the upper arm is forced out of the shoulder socket due to injury, overuse and damage or deterioration of the ligaments, muscles and tendons.

“The shoulder is a complex joint that combines cartilage, tendons and muscles to provide a wide range of motion. This anatomy allows us to perform tasks that range from throwing a ball to scratching our back. Injuries can prohibit this range of motion, cause severe pain and impact one’s quality of life. In this seminar, I will discuss a variety of options to relieve pain and restore motion,” said Adams.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 931.840.4446.