Shoulder Pain Carrollton TX
If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, visit Dr. Mitchell F. Fagelman in Carrollton TX. Dr. Fagelman is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in complex shoulder and elbow conditions. His areas of expertise include:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair.
  • Arthroscopic Instability / labral repair.
  • Shoulder fractures / Trauma.
  • Shoulder Replacement.
  • Complex revision shoulder and elbow surgery.
  • Non-operative shoulder and elbow care.

Common Shoulder Problems


Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs present in joints of the shoulder. These sacs are responsible for smooth gliding between the muscles and bone in shoulder. Bursitis occurs due to the overuse of the shoulder joint, which causes inflammation and swelling of the bursa and ultimately leads to shoulder pain.


Tendinitis is a result of a wearing down of the tendon (a cord connecting muscle to bone). Tendinitis causes pain and tenderness just outside the shoulder joint. People who play sports that involve jumping, such as basketball, volleyball or sports involving excessive overhead motions are more susceptible to the condition.

Frozen Shoulder

Also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder is a condition that causes acute pain and stiffness in the shoulder. According to the orthopedic doctor, Frozen Shoulder is common in people with diabetes. In addition, those who have undergone recent shoulder surgery or arm fracture are also susceptible to the condition.

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability is a common shoulder problem. It refers to a painful condition when shoulder joint loosens and slides around too much in the socket. The main causes of Shoulder Instability are sudden injury or from overuse of shoulder joint. If not treated in time, instability can lead to Arthritis of the shoulder joint.


Shoulder pain can also result from Arthritis. The people suffering from Arthritis may experience swelling, pain, and stiffness in the shoulder. According to the orthopedic doctor in Carrollton, Arthritis develops slowly and the symptoms worsen with time.


Shoulder Fractures are often the result of a fall from standing height or a high impact injury, such as a motor vehicle accident or contact sports injury. These fractures often cause severe pain, swelling, and bruising around the shoulder.

Diagnosis  of Shoulder Problems:

The orthopedic doctors diagnose shoulder problems by using:

  • Medical history
  • Physical examinations
  • Tests such as x rays, ultrasound, and MRI.

Treatment for Shoulder Problems:

The orthopedic doctors most often treat the shoulder problems with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation):

  • Rest: The doctors may recommend you not to use the shoulder for at least 48 hours.
  • Ice: Applying ice pack on the injured area can help in relieving the shoulder pain.
  • Compression: Applying even pressure on the affected shoulder can help reduce the swelling.
  • Elevation: Keeping the injured area elevated (above the level of the heart) can be helpful.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fagelman, call at (972) 492 -1334.