Have you been experiencing pain in your shoulder or elbow? Has your physician told you that you need to see a specialist?
A shoulder or elbow injury can cause symptoms that range from minor to excruciating pain. The level of pain depends on what the specific cause of the issue is. Regardless of the level of pain, a visit to a physician is highly recommended.
We reached out to Reza Omid, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, to get the details of what you will experience when you visit your orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Omid specializes in the treatment of disorders of the shoulder and elbow at USC Orthopaedic Surgery.
When you come in, your evaluation will include a comprehensive medical history of your problem, a complete physical exam and appropriate plain x-rays.