Is the pain in your shoulder so intense that simply putting on a shirt is so excruciating?
Many people don’t know the cause of their pain, and are unsure what do, so instead they continue to live in constant agony. To find relief, Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free program in June.
“It is unfortunate many people suffer from severe, chronic shoulder pain,” said Dr. Venkat Seshadri, orthopedic surgeon on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. “Thanks to some newer techniques, we have solutions for problems that we were unable to solve previously.”
If you are experiencing severe pain in the shoulder and have damage to the surrounding muscles, join Dr. Venkat Seshadri, orthopedic surgeon, to learn about a new procedure—Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. This free lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox.
All participants will receive a GIFT BAG which includes a complimentary joint and back screening performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, and other items to help you stay active ($125 Value). Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of conditions that include the following:
• Rotator cuff tears (partial or full thickness)
• Various types of arthritis (bone on bone)
• Biceps tendinosis, avulsion, or dislocation
• Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
• Acromioclavicular arthritis (arthritis where the clavicle meets the shoulder)
• Acromioclavicular joint instability
• Neck problems
“Common symptoms of shoulder pain sometimes indicate that a serious problem may exist,” Dr. Seshadri said. “If you can’t lift your shoulder overhead or are unable to complete common actions of daily life, it may be worthwhile to get a medical opinion.”
A variety of remedies are available to relieve shoulder pain from medications, therapy to surgery. “To determine the best plan of care to treat your shoulder pain, people should see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treatment of such conditions.”
About Dr. Venkat Seshadri
Venkat Seshadri, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, has completed a comprehensive shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship. Dr. Seshadri attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA; and a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. His office is located with Premier Orthopaedic & Hand Center, S.C. at 11243 W. LaPorte Road in Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 957-0505.
About the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) have teamed up to expand post-acute physical medicine and rehabilitation services in Will County and the southwest Chicagoland communities. The partnership provides world-class rehabilitation care for a range of conditions for patients close to home.
Silver Cross is the only healthcare facility in the area with this breadth of services in partnership with RIC. Together, Silver Cross and RIC provide rehabilitation services in inpatient and outpatient care settings at four locations. Additionally, the RIC team provides physical therapy services for patients on the hospital’s medical and surgical floors. For more information about RIC at Silver Cross, call (815) 300-7110 or visit www.silvercross.org.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.
With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits.
To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit http://www.silvercross.org/ or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.