Why choose Intermountain to treat shoulder conditions?

Patient-Focused Approach

We will include you at every step, from making diagnosis to a care plan to recovery. You will always have the information you need to decide on treatment.


Our inpatient physical and occupational therapists will help you treat your shoulder pain or recover from shoulder surgery so you can regain mobility.


If your condition does require surgery, we will make sure you know what to expect and what you can do to ensure a successful surgery and a fast recovery.

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To diagnose your problem, your doctor will do an examination and discuss your symptoms. Your doctor may also order imaging studies such as x-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.

Receive a treatment plan

After your initial evaluation we will work with you to determine the best course of action for treatment, ranging from physical therapy to medication to surgery. We will discuss your goals and give you evidence based options to help you find relief from pain and discomfort.

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Shoulder Conditions We Treat

Common shoulder problems include pain and swelling in the joint due to tendinitis, bursitis, or arthritis. Injuries to the ligaments and tendons can also cause a torn rotator cuff or dislocated shoulder. The orthopedic shoulder experts at Intermountain will help diagnose and treat your shoulder condition.

Shoulder Treatments We Offer

You’ll work with a sports medicine physician, an orthopedic surgeon, or an advanced practice provider to diagnose your condition. The provider will ask you about your medical history, including what your shoulder feels like and when your problems started. They may order imaging tests like X-rays, MRI, ultrasound, or CT scan.

In general, we try to start with non-surgical treatment to help your shoulder pain, including physical therapy, stretching, anti-inflammatory prescriptions, or injections. However, if the problem worsens or the treatment isn’t working, surgery may be an option. Some of our surgical options include:

Our Shoulder Care Team

We use a team-based approach, with sports medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists working together. This gives you the best possible care and helps you live without shoulder pain.
Shoulder Specialists