Difficult-to-diagnose or ill-defined shoulder pain can be very frustrating for patient and physician alike. Getting a second opinion on the diagnosis or treatment of a persistent shoulder condition may reveal the true cause of the problem, helping you avoid further damage or failed shoulder surgery.
Shoulder pain that may be difficult to diagnose is sometimes related to the suprascapular nerve and the complex network of nerves that extend from it called the brachial plexus. These nerves are particularly susceptible to injury and dysfunction brought on by stretching and compression.
When suprascapular nerve pain is accompanied by an unstable shoulder, rotator cuff tear, or other injury, Dr. Hovis can perform arthroscopic surgery to decompress the nerve.
If you suffer from severe shoulder pain, contact the Arizona Center for Hand to Shoulder Surgery to schedule an in-person or remote consultation with Dr. Hovis today.