You love a brisk workout. But your morning swim, aerobic or weightlifting routine has ground to a halt due to pain in your left shoulder.

Shoulder pain can be common. The discomfort is annoying. The reduction in your range of motion is even worse. Once it stops you from doing what you love, whether it’s golfing, playing tennis, gardening or tackling household projects, it’s wise to speak with a doctor. Tendonitis, bursitis or an inflamed rotator cuff may all be causes of your pain.

If your pain won’t go away no matter what you try, shoulder surgery may be an option. The board-certified orthopaedic specialists at Grand View Health specialize in helping patients make triumphant comebacks. We take a big look at the smaller things to deliver highly personalized care at every step of your journey. We’ll walk you through all your options, listen to your concerns, answer your questions and help you decide which type of shoulder surgery is appropriate.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about shoulder surgery to help guide you: