Tim: I've been a general contractor for 25 years, primarily in drywall, and I just had constant strain and pain in my right shoulder. The pain got so intense I couldn't function in my daily activities.
My primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Urchek, an orthopedic surgeon with Summa. And after initial round of physical therapy, Dr. Urchek recommended a surgical procedure called a bicep tenodesis. They disconnect that bicep tendon, run it up through the middle of the shoulder and attach it to a different anchor point.
Dr. Urchek was amazing. Every time I talked to him, I felt like I was heard, like he understood my concerns. The procedure was extremely successful. And incredibly after 10 weeks, I was back to hanging drywall. In 11 weeks, I felt like I had full strength in my shoulder. To anyone with shoulder pain, I would say don't wait two years like I did. Go to Summa Orthopedics and at least get it checked out.