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Shoulder Pain and Injury 

You use your shoulders and arms for countless activities each day, so it’s not surprising that shoulder pain is so common. Shoulder pain can cause significant problems and originate from several different causes.

Arthritis is a major cause of shoulder pain. As arthritis develops, the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones in a joint can wear away. Without the protective cartilage lining, painful bone-on-bone rubbing results. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful and can limit motion.

Trauma, injury, strains, sports injuries, and fractures are other causes for shoulder pain. Fortunately, Northview Associates’ board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Alan Binkley, is expert at diagnosing and treating shoulder pain.

Common shoulder conditions and treatments include:

Shoulder Replacement

While the symptoms of shoulder pain may be tolerated with medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary. Total shoulder joint replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, removes the damaged portion of the joint and replaces it with artificial implants called prostheses.

Shoulder replacement is a treatment option that can relieve pain and restore function for most people. At Northview Associates, Dr. Binkley uses the latest techniques in shoulder replacement. We are fully capable of providing you with a seamless continuum of care from evaluation and treatment to physical therapy rehabilitation, right here in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Comprehensive Care for Your Shoulder Problems

Our orthopaedic surgeons use the latest in surgical and non-surgical techniques to care for the full range of athletic, degenerative, and traumatic shoulder disorders. At Northview Associates, you can feel confident that our providers have the highest training, experience, and expertise to perform diagnostics, and outpatient surgery to ensure you achieve the best recovery possible.

For an appointment in Dahlonega, or Blairsville, Georgia, call Northview Associates at (706) 864-7904 or request an appointment online.