Dr. Elan Golan
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Shoulder Injury

Orthopedic Treatments for Complex Shoulder Injuries

 Dr. Golan accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office.

With his advanced knowledge of the unique mechanics of athletes and the complex anatomy of the shoulder joint, Dr. Golan is the premier Atlanta-area specialist for amateur and high-level athletes with shoulder pain.

Overview

Throwing and overhead motions exert considerable stress on the shoulder, which explains why shoulder pain and injuries are so common in athletics. Fellowship-trained sports medicine and orthopedic surgery specialist Elan Golan, MD, specializes in assessing and treating shoulder injuries in athletes in Hamilton Mill, Snellville, and Lawrenceville, Georgia. With his advanced knowledge of the unique mechanics of athletes and the complex anatomy of the shoulder joint, Dr. Golan is the premier Atlanta-area specialist for amateur and high-level athletes with shoulder pain. Book your appointment online or call the office for help now.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain in athletes?

The extensive network of bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles in your shoulder allow for quite a few possible causes of shoulder pain. Some of the most common pain-causing shoulder injuries in athletes include:

  • Labral tears
  • SLAP (superior labrum anterior to posterior) tears
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Internal shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit
  • Scapular rotation dysfunction

Shoulder injuries are most common among baseball players and other athletes who regularly pitch a ball or reach overhead. But, these pain-causing shoulder injuries can also occur during tackle sports, during a fall, or because of a blow to the shoulder joint.

When should I see the doctor for shoulder pain?

If you have any new shoulder pain, whether it starts during sports, while you’re asleep, when you're washing your hair, or at some other time, it's important to see Dr. Golan for an evaluation as soon as possible. 

This becomes crucial if you have additional issues like arm weakness, shoulder swelling, reduced shoulder movement, or bruising. Shoulder pain can quickly increase, and you could lose the use of your shoulder if you try to ignore the problem. Instead, Dr. Golan offers advanced solutions to end your shoulder pain permanently.

How is shoulder pain treated?

First, Dr. Golan performs a complete shoulder assessment to find the damage inside your shoulder. Depending on your diagnosis, he may prescribe nonoperative care first. Some shoulder injuries may respond to activity changes, physical therapy, and other conservative care. 

If you have a complex shoulder injury or severe shoulder pain, Dr. Golan may recommend minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy. Using tiny incisions, he can repair labral tears, rotator cuff damage, biceps tendons, and other shoulder area damage. 

Minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy greatly reduce surgical risks, minimize bleeding, relieve your pain, and allow for faster healing compared with old-fashioned shoulder surgery. 

Following shoulder surgery, Dr. Golan creates a personalized rehab plan to meet the needs of your particular sport. His goal is to stop your shoulder pain while transitioning you safely back to full form. 

As a premier shoulder pain specialist, Elan Golan, MD, has your unique needs in mind as you heal and return to your sport. He's ready to tailor a plan for you, so don't hesitate to call the office or use the online booking tool now.

Common Sports Injuries & Treatments

Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear 
Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Instability Repair
Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Tendonitis
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Painful Thrower's Shoulder
Shoulder Bursitis
Shoulder Impingement
Calcific Tendonitis
Golf/Baseball/Tennis Injury
AC Joint Repair
Knee
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee Osteotomy and Realignment
Knee Instability & Multiligamentous Injury
Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)
ACL Reconstruction
ACL Injuries Surgery
Meniscus Injury/Tear Repair
Patellar/ 'Knee Cap' Dislocation
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Medial Collateral Ligament Injury
Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears
Osteochondral Defect
Osteocondritis Desiccans
Elbow
UCL Repair/Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)
Elbow Bursitis (Olecranon Bone)
Elbow Fractures and Trauma
Elbow Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Elbow Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

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Hamilton Mill

2108 Teron Trce
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Hamilton Mill, GA 30019
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Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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