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By some estimates, shoulder pain in the United States affects as many as 67% of people over the course of their lifetime. Through an intricate framework of muscles, tendons and ligaments, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Yet, some believe that this comes at the expense of stability. In other words, the range of motion of the shoulder joint combined with everyday wear and tear makes the joint more susceptible to injury. One of the most common problems associated with the shoulder joint is inflammation, which professionals might diagnose as bursitis or tendonitis. Perhaps the more proper term is shoulder impingement syndrome.

To better understand, consider how each component of the shoulder joint connects to the chest, or upper extremity. The bones, muscles and ligaments are unique in their position, with tendons of the rotator cuff residing between the arm bone (humerus) and the top of the shoulder blade (acromion). Thus, imagine that there is swelling between theses bones. Given this scenario, the tendons and bursa, which normally move effortlessly in this space might become pinched or compressed between the bones. While this might be a result of an injury, there are instances in which the shape of an individual’s bones is such that they have less space than others, according to Very Well Health. Even so, the narrowed space does not allow for smooth, effective movements. What’s more, with continued movement, inflammation increases and the tendons and bursa thicken. The cycle continues, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Pain when reaching overhead
  • Pain during sleep
  • Pain across the outside of the shoulder and upper arm

When experiencing pain from shoulder impingement syndrome, traditional treatments include rest, withdrawing from certain activities, anti-inflammatory medications and/or physical therapy. Others include cortisone injections.

However, because shoulder pain varies for each person, the most effective treatments necessitate an individualized approach. Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds brings a unique skillset to the treatment of complex shoulder conditions. With extensive training and expertise in cartilage restoration, joint preserving realignment osteotomies, shoulder joint instability, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder replacement, Dr. Reynolds is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and advanced arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip. As such, he maintains a practice focus on minimally invasive methods of repair.

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, do not wait. Contact the practice of Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds today.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

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Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200