Sports Injury Treatment Specialist in Bangalore
Sports injuries are very common e.g. strain, sprain, concussion, tendonitis, dislocation or broken bones can happen to anyone at anytime. In such an event, you could consult with Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre - who is a Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon for Sports Injury Treatment in Bangalore.
Shoulder Treatment in Bangalore
Our shoulder is a flexible joint and has more motion than any other joint in the body. When it is injured, the pain can reduce your shoulder’s flexibility and motion significantly. When you have shoulder pain, you will find it difficult to do normal activities like lifting your hand, wearing your shirt, picking up groceries, driving a car, etc. Most shoulder injuries occur while playing sports such as cricket, baseball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, etc. Other injuries to the shoulder occur after years of wear and tear.
Shoulder pain can occur due to various conditions. Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre has 18 years of experience in treating patients in UK & India and is considered as a specialist in providing shoulder treatment in Bangalore. With the advancement in technology, most of the shoulder conditions can now be treated with minimally invasive techniques.
The shoulder is comprised of three bones: 1) the humerus (arm), 2) the scapula (shoulder blade) and, 3) the clavicle (collarbone).
These bones form two joints: the shoulder joint (Glenohumeral) and the AC (Acromialclavicular) joint.
Surrounding the shoulder is a group of muscles and ligaments. Ligaments connect the bones of the shoulders. Tendons connect the bones to surrounding muscle.
Shoulder joint is a very flexible joint providing a range of motion and hence it is also inherently unstable joints. Shoulder instability occurs when the ligaments and tendons that hold your arm to your shoulder are overstretched. This often occurs in young people or athletes.
The symptoms of shoulder instability include pain, a looseness in your shoulder, and weakness in your arm.
Impingement is caused by excessive rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade, called the acromion. Impingement problems can occur during activities that require excessive overhead arm motion.
Treatment involves a physiotherapy, medications and injections to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Rotator Cuff Tear / Tendonitis
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the glenohumeral joint (ball-and-socket shoulder joint). The rotator cuff is important in many routine activities, and when injured can cause severe pain.
When the rotator cuff is inflamed or irritated, this is referred to as rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder bursitis. When the tendons of the rotator cuff have torn, this is called a rotator cuff tear.
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the junction between the acromion and the clavicle. There is cartilage (soft tissue) between the two bones, which allows them to move on each other. AC Joint injuries happen due to arthritis, fractures and separations.
Treatment could involve physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory injections, as well as surgery to repair dislocated AC Joints.
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Physical therapy, with a focus on shoulder flexibility, is the primary treatment recommendation for frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder most commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, and occurs in women more often than men.
Like most of your other joints, your shoulders can develop osteoarthritis, a condition in which the cartilage inside your joints breaks down.
Osteoarthritis results in pain and stiffness, which can be managed by physiotherapy, medication, injections. If the damage is too great, you can go for a shoulder replacement surgery.
Symptoms of Shoulder Injury
Patients with shoulder pain and injury can experience symptoms that include:
> Shoulder Joint dislocation
> Pain, ranging from mild to severe
> Restricted movement
> Swelling, tenderness, bruising, or numbness
> Stiffness in the shoulder and upper arm
You could book an appointment with Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre - who is a Specialist Shoulder Treatment Surgeon in Bangalore.
Diagnosis of Shoulder Injury
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre diagnoses shoulder pain and injuries by learning about each patient’s history and reported activities and conducting a physical examination. In many cases, the doctor also order imaging tests. Common tests include:
Arthrograms (X-rays of the joints)
Computed tomography (CT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Surgical Shoulder Treatment
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre's first course of action is non-surgical options like physiotherapy, medication, injections, etc. Surgical Options include :
Arthroscopic surgery: Many injuries such as rotator cuff tears and ACL joint injuries can be treated through arthroscopic surgery. A small incision is made and a tiny camera is inserted into the surgical site to guide surgeons through the procedure. Small surgical instruments are then inserted through the incision to perform the surgery.
Open surgery: In more severe cases, or for some older patients, open surgery can provide the best results.
Your Trusted Shoulder Specialist Surgeon in Bangalore
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre
MBBS MRCS FRCS (Ortho) CCT (UK)
If you have a chronic shoulder pain affecting your lifestyle, I encourage you to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon and explore options for your shoulder treatment.
My team and me are specialist in Shoulder Treatment in Bangalore. We work closely with each patient to choose the treatment plan that will alleviate shoulder pain, restore function, and result in the best possible log-term outcomes.
When surgery is necessary, we use Arthroscopic Surgery (minimally invasive techniques) whenever possible.
If you have any query or doubts, please feel free to contact me. Wishing You A Healthy Life.
Book An Appointment
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is consulting at two different locations in Bengaluru. Choose the one nearest to your home as per your convenience. You can either call our reception to book your appointment or WhatsApp us and our team will get back to you.
#52/1 1, 10th Main Rd,
Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055
Timings : 5:30 PM to 8 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
Near Venkatala, Bagalur Cross, Yelahanka,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Timings : 10:00 AM to 4: PM
(Monday to Saturday)