How Does Dr. Mazzara Treat Snapping Shoulder Syndrome?
Patients in the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities will find that in a majority of cases, surgical intervention is not required. Course of treatment may include physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the scapula and stretch the muscles in the front of the shoulder, on the chest. Some patients benefit from corticosteroid injections and may be administered for longer-term pain relief to reduce the inflammation in the bursa.
Can Snapping Shoulder be Treated Surgically?
In severe cases and if non-surgical treatments do not help, arthroscopic or open surgery may be recommended by Dr. James Mazzara. When a bony mass, or soft tissue damage are found to be the cause of the injury, minimally invasive surgery can remove the bursa, bone spurs or other irregularities. This results in reducing inflammation and returning patients to their full range of motion. Physical therapy following arthroscopic surgery is recommended and will be part of the rehabilitation program recommended by Dr. Mazzara.
For more information on scapulothoracic bursitis (snapping scapula syndrome), or for additional resources on shoulder injuries and treatment for shoulder pain, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. James Mazzara serving Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities.