What is a shoulder disorder?

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. It is also one of the largest and most complex joints. The mobility of the shoulder comes at a cost however, because it is not very stable and is easily injured. Shoulder injuries or shoulder disorders can occur, causing pain, discomfort and loss of shoulder strength and mobility. In Vail, Aspen and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities, Dr. Armando Vidal, orthopedic shoulder specialist, can diagnose and treat shoulder disorders and help patients who have shoulder pain or discomfort.

Shoulder Disorders | Vail CO

What are common shoulder disorders?

Patients needing an expert in shoulder disorders seek out Dr. Armando Vidal, orthopedic shoulder specialist. Some of the shoulder disorders he treats are:

What treatments are available for shoulder disorders?

Dr. Vidal uses the most up-to-date techniques for treating a variety of shoulder disorders. Often, he is able treat many conditions non-surgically, offering patients a conservative approach whenever possible. If non-surgical treatment does not eliminate pain or other symptoms, he may suggest a surgical alternative.

Many of Dr. Vidal’s surgical treatments can be done using a minimally invasive technique called Arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery techniques use a small camera and small, specialized instruments inserted into the shoulder to perform the surgery within the joint. Arthroscopic surgery has a quicker healing time, less chance of infection and can help patients return to the work and sports they love in a quicker timeframe than traditional open surgery.

Shoulder Specialist

The shoulder is considered one of the most mobile and complex joints in the body. Many activities, such as participating in sports, lifting and carrying, and others can cause damage to one or more portions of the shoulder. Shoulder specialist, Doctor Armando Vidal has years of experience diagnosing and treating patients in Vail, Aspen, and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities who have experienced damage to any part of the shoulder joint. Contact Dr. Vidal’s team today!


The Steadman Clinic – Vail, CO
180 S Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO 81657

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Vail, CO 81657

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