Shoulder & Elbow

Spine and elbow doctor Bristol and Johnson City

Total care for arm pain and injuries by fellowship-trained shoulder experts

In sports, the shoulder and elbow are among the most injured joints in the entire body. But shoulder pain and elbow pain can also develop from repetitive motion or overuse injuries, even if you don’t play sports. If you notice sudden or persistent pain or stiffness in your shoulder or elbow, it’s time to see a doctor.

For shoulder and elbow conditions, the best advice is to see an orthopaedic doctor. If possible, try to find a orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder surgery and/or sports medicine. 

If you’re in northeast Tennessee or southwest Virginia, you’re in luck. Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates has multiple fellowship-trained shoulder specialists.  In Johnson City: Dr. Curt Barnes, Dr. Larry Waldrop and Dr. John Holbrook. In Bristol: Dr. Gabe Hommel, Dr. Jonathan Clark and Dr. Michael Fleenor.

The most common shoulder and elbow problems we see are:

Conservative treatments are always the first course of action. Surgery is sometimes necessary to repair torn ligaments and tendons and severe joint damage. In addition to physical therapy, surgical treatment options for shoulder and elbow injuries are typically arthroscopic surgery or joint replacement/reconstruction.

Don’t ignore that shoulder pain or elbow pain any longer. Call Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in Johnson City for an orthopaedic surgeon and shoulder specialist who knows how to fix it. We’ve helped thousands of patients recover from devastating injuries to the arm. Let us help you!

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