The first treatments your Duke shoulder specialist recommends likely will be conservative, nonsurgical options. For some conditions -- such as a fracture, bursitis, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, or mild to moderate osteoarthritis -- nonsurgical treatments may be the only ones you need.
Duke Health orthopaedic clinics are located throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Your shoulder or sports medicine specialist may be able to advise you on how to modify your activities to reduce your pain or your risk of re-injury.
Many of our physical therapists specialize in shoulder injuries. They focus on exercises that strengthen your shoulder muscles, lessen pain, restore movement, and reduce your chance of re-injury.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital’s nationally ranked orthopaedics program was named best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.