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X-Ray of Man Grabbing Shoulder in Pain San Jose CA

As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is uniquely flexible, allowing for a wide-range of activities. From throwing a ball to paddle-boarding, weight-lifting or pushing a lawn mower, these movements are possible through a complex network of ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones and cartilage. Yet, because of the flexibility of the shoulder, it is not as stable and is easily injured, as reported by University of Rochester Medical Center.

To better understand, consider the anatomy of the shoulder joint, which consists of two main bones—the humerus (upper arm bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). As a ball and socket joint, the end of the humerus fits into a socket in the scapula. Muscles and ligaments surround the shoulder, providing support to the bones and connecting them to the muscles.

At any point, the muscles and ligaments supporting the shoulder can become stretched beyond their normal limits. This results in shoulder instability or overexertion. Imagine a football player tackling an opponent or a baseball player pitching with great force. Repeated motions and overuse can result in weakened muscles and a feeling that the shoulder is loose. This type of injury could make an individual more susceptible to a shoulder sprain or dislocation. Ironically, this can happen with a simple fall, if a person’s arm is outstretched and absorbs the weight of the fall.

Moreover, time, age (and previous shoulder trauma) also impact the integrity of the shoulder, as tendons degenerate and lose strength. This may lead to another common shoulder injury called a rotator cuff tear. Whether a person is trying to catch a falling object or lifting a heavy item above their head, a rotator cuff tear could cause mild to moderate tenderness and weakness in the shoulder. Yet, if the tendon has ruptured, a person may not be able to lift their arm at all.

When it comes to shoulder injuries and other orthopedic trauma, Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers a wide-variety of treatment options. His background and experience in working with professional athletes in the Bay area has helped him develop a unique skillset in regards to treatment. He offers both minimally-invasive and surgical intervention, tailoring treatment to help individuals recover quickly and completely.

If you have suffered a shoulder injury, call Dr. Reynolds at his office in San Jose today to schedule an examination.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


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