Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful and affect everyday activities. Dr. Karsch has more than 20 years of diagnosing and treating shoulder pain. With offices located in Decatur and Sandy Springs, Dr. Karsch serves patients in the greater Atlanta area.
Shoulder pain is a common condition occurring from problems within the shoulder joint. The shoulder is made up of a complex structure of bones, ligaments, muscles, and nerve fibers. Attached to the joint are four muscles whose main function is to reinforce the ball and socket joint. This is called the rotator cuff and its job is to maintain shoulder joint stability when performing different actions. Pain in the shoulder can have a significant impact on daily activities especially when the pain is severe.
Treatment for shoulder pain comes from a proper diagnosis first. Medication can be prescribed for pain management or as anti-inflammatories. Other forms of treatment include steroid or cortisone injections directly into the shoulder joint to help reduce inflammation and pain. Effects can be short lived and repeat injections may be required. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and improve range of motion within the shoulder and will offer advice and exercises that will help reduce pain and improve range of moment of the shoulder joint. Surgical treatment is usually reserved for patients who have not responded to any of the treatment measures above. It is also offered for patients who have suffered a dislocated shoulder or fractured shoulder joint.
Please call the office for questions regarding billing and insurance. We accept most insurance plans that do not require a referral from a Primary Care Physician and will do our best to inform you of your co-pays, deductibles, and network participation. We do not accept any form of Medicaid or Tricare. We are pleased to offer CareCredit as a payment option.
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