The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body due to its wide range of motion — but this also makes it relatively unstable. While many causes of shoulder pain can be alleviated without surgical intervention, some conditions and injuries do require surgery. The orthopaedic shoulder specialists at Capital Orthopaedics offer nonsurgical and surgical procedures – including shoulder arthroscopy, superior capsular reconstruction and shoulder replacement – to treat shoulder pain.

Our Specialists

William Jacobson, MD
Mark Fish, DO
Todd Peterson, DO
Ross Doehrmann, DO

Common Sources of Pain

The shoulder is composed of three bones and muscles, ligaments and tendons. The natural instability of the shoulder joint can lead to various injuries caused by trauma or overuse.

  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Labral Tear

Conditions & Diseases

  • Acromioclavicular Joint / Shoulder Separation / AC Separation
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture of the Shoulder
  • Broken Collarbone, Clavicle Fracture
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Chronic Shoulder Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Labral Tear of the Shoulder
  • Previous Failed Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures (Glenoid, Scapula, Proximal Humerus)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Throwing Injuries

Treatments & Procedures

  • Acromioplasty
  • Bankart Lesion Treatment
  • Biceps Tenodesis Treatment
  • Broken Collarbone Surgery
  • Bursitis/Impingement Surgery
  • Closed Reduction (Sternoclavicular Joint)
  • Joint Injections
  • Labral Repair
  • Orthobiologics
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthritis Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthritis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Separation Treatment
  • SLAP Repair
  • Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery


Since your shoulders move just about every time you do, it’s one of the most injured joints in the body. To prevent pain and injury:

  • Exercise and Stretch Regularly
  • Maintain Proper Posture
  • Don’t Ignore Pain
  • Don’t Strain to Reach Things
  • Lift With Your Legs

The choice is capital

If you are suffering from joint or tissue pain, call the offices of Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today or use the convenient online tool to request an appointment.