Shoulder & Elbow

The muscles and joints of your shoulders and elbows allow movement of your arm for a variety of everyday tasks including writing, driving, lifting, and carrying. They are also crucial in most all sports, from pitching a baseball or throwing a football, to swinging a tennis racket or golf club and providing balance while running.

The ball-and-socket glenohumeral joint of your shoulder allows for an extensive range of motion – the greatest in your entire body – while being prone to dislocation. The complex rotator cuff (often mistakenly called rotator cup) is especially sensitive to overuse injury and trauma because of its unique and intricate anatomy.

Trauma or overuse injuries include:

At Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence, one of our shoulder and elbow experts will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the affected area and order diagnostic testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Dr. David Weinstein is a fellowship-trained orthopedic shoulder and elbow specialist dedicated to the proper diagnosis and healing treatment of your shoulder or elbow condition. Using the most innovative and minimally invasive methods available today including joint injections, cryotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and rehabilitation, he and our other orthopedic specialists can typically eliminate your pain and drastically improve your range of motion without surgery. However, when physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments are not enough, surgery may be necessary.

Our orthopedic surgeons have successfully performed countless surgeries including cubital tunnel release, ulnar nerve transposition, arthroscopic Bankart repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement for osteoarthritis, and shoulder impingement surgery.

Don’t let elbow and shoulder pain prevent you from enjoying knitting, weight lifting, golfing, or any other hobby any longer. At Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence, our shoulder specialists will improve your lifestyle so you can live pain-free and return to normal activities in your pre-injury condition. Request an appointment online or call us at (719) 623-1050 today for orthopedic treatment in Colorado Springs.

Location & Phone

Orthopedic Office Locations:
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

2925 Professional Pl, Suite 201,
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Phone: (719) 260-4767
Fax: (719) 260-4765

Physical Therapy:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

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Patient Education

Everything you need to know about your orthopedic condition, from preventing reinjury to avoiding risk factors can be found in our convenient online patient education library.


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