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Shoulder Impingement Treatment

The shoulder joint allows a wide range of motion of the arm, with tendons that connect to muscles and hold the joint in place. When these tendons become inflamed, it can cause pain, weakness and loss of mobility. This condition is called shoulder impingement, also referred to as swimmer’s or tennis shoulder. Calming the inflammation and removing irritating elements that cause inflammation in the shoulder joint can relieve the pain and improve the mobility for those with shoulder impingement.

Shoulder impingement is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in adults. The inflammation of the rotator cuff or tendons in the shoulder joint is usually caused by repeated overhead movement of the arms. Certain sports and activities like reaching, playing tennis or swimming can aggravate the tendons, causing inflammation. Bursitis, bone spurs or tendonitis impacting the rotator cuff can cause shoulder impingement, as well as small tears in the rotator cuff itself.

Treatment Options for Shoulder Pain

Pain and weakness caused by shoulder impingement can usually be treated with conservative methods. Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications are the most common treatments to relieve the inflamed tendons and allow the shoulder joint to heal from overexertion. Anti-inflammatory injections may also be recommended for treatment. However, if there is damage to the tendons or a physical element causing irritation to the rotator cuff, surgery may be needed to repair the issue.

Shoulder impingement surgery is recommended when shoulder tendons are torn or there are bone growths irritating the tendons, causing inflammation. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers both non-surgical and surgical options for shoulder impingement at his orthopedic practice to give relief from severe shoulder pain. Dr. Reynolds prefers minimally-invasive treatment options whenever possible; if surgery is needed, he will discuss the least invasive options to reduce risks and achieve the best results for his patients. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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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