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The team at Mid-America Orthopedics has decades of combined experience evaluating and treating shoulder and elbow pain for thousands of Kansas City area residents. Not only will we treat your shoulder or elbow pain, but we’ll take the time to help you understand why it’s occurring in the first place.

The shoulder is a complex joint with a wide range of motion and different daily functions that it’s used for. Nearly every action you make with your arm is going to involve your shoulder to some degree. That includes complex activities such as exercising or driving a car to something as simple as brushing your teeth. Three main bones form the shoulder joint: the humerus (the long arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and the scapula (shoulder blade).

Not unlike the shoulder, the elbow also plays a pivotal role in overall arm function. The elbow is classified as a hinge-type synovial joint. It is the point of articulation for three bones: the humerus (the long arm bone), and the radius and ulna (the two forearm bones). The supporting muscles and tendons work in concert to provide strength and range of motion.

Shoulder and/or elbow pain can occur for numerous reasons:

  • • Overuse
  • • Postural imbalance
  • • Inflammation
  • • Tendonitis
  • • Tendon injury
  • • Rotator cuff injury
  • • Instability
  • • Fracture
  • • Arthritis
  • • Bone spurs
  • • Bursitis
  • • Dislocation
  • • Poor posture

Since the shoulder is connected to/adjacent other parts of the body, it’s common for shoulder dysfunction to cause referred pain into the neck or down the arm. Elbow pain will commonly cause pain radiating down the forearm and can affect simple daily activities such as lifting, carrying, and gripping. Both elbow and shoulder pain can cause sleep disturbance, so it’s important to get evaluated by the orthopedic doctors at Mid-America Orthopedics so they can put you on a treatment plan that will relieve your pain symptoms. An evaluation for shoulder or elbow pain will commonly consist of a detailed history, physical examination, x-rays, and possibly an MRI.

Most of the time, shoulder and elbow pain can be treated with extended rest, heat/ice therapy, and over-the-counter medications. For more serious conditions, your orthopedic doctor may suggest a Cortisone injection or other anti-inflammatory to relieve your shoulder or elbow pain. These have been proven to be highly beneficial to those suffering from tendonitis, rotator cuff impingements, or bursitis, just to name a few.

In some cases, prescription medication and/or surgery may be necessary to fully relieve your shoulder or elbow pain. If that’s the case, you can take comfort in the fact that Mid-America Orthopedics has some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the Kansas City area. We have decades of combined experience in performing both shoulder and elbow surgery for our patients. Once the surgery has been performed, our physical therapists will work with you so that you can reclaim full mobility and remain pain-free.

If you are suffering from shoulder or elbow pain, take the first step towards finding relief by contacting Mid-America Orthopedics to schedule your examination. For the convenience of our patients, we can typically schedule same-day or next-day appointments.

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dr craig yager

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr michael dempewolf

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Dempewolf

dr eckland

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Eckland

dr pat do

MAO Founder & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pat Do

Shoulder & Elbow

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Mid-America Orthopedics KC
joins forces with Sano Orthopedics


November 1

By joining Sano, we are able to improve your access to care and increase the range of specialties available.

Locations available in Lee's Summit, Grandview, Leawood, Paola, Garnett

To schedule and learn more about MAO at Sano, click here

Appointments: 816-525-2840