The shoulder is the body’s most flexible joint and that explains why athletes so often injure it. Swimmers, weightlifters, baseball pitchers and tennis players are especially prone to shoulder damage. These injuries range from tendonitis to tendon tears. In most cases, care consists of icing, rest, physical therapy and taking anti-inflammatory medicine, like ibuprofen. However, more serious shoulder injuries may require surgery. If so, Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute’s doctors have the skill, experience and technology to help. We’re adept at handling a wide range of procedures, including minimally invasive ones, which allow for faster healing, less pain and lower chance of infection.