Shoulder pain? CONTACT US to meet with shoulder injury specialist Dr. John Hibbitts for diagnosis and treatment, whether your pain was caused by a sports injury or an accident at work or home.
Dr. John M. Hibbitts has diagnosed and treated shoulder pain and injuries for more than 20 years. Founder of the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, he is a top specialist in shoulder injuries in the Sunnyvale and Dallas, Texas, areas.
Bringing high-quality shoulder care to all populations, we
The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is conveniently located near Highway 80, only minutes from I-635.
As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Hibbitts diagnoses, treats, and restores injured people to full function after sports and exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. He is an experienced orthopedic surgeon, who focuses his practice on injuries to the complex structures of the knee, ankle, and shoulder joints.
The complex “ball-and-socket" joint of the shoulder attaches the arm to the torso. Several bones, muscles, and tissues allow your shoulder mobility and flexibility.
Athletic movements, like throwing, catching, stretching, and absorbing impacts, strain or damage the shoulder over time. An experienced shoulder injury doctor, Dr. Hibbitts diagnoses your specific shoulder pain to advise you on the best long-term treatment options for optimal recovery.
Numerous muscles meet in the shoulder joint, connecting the arm and torso in a series of layers.
Sports-related shoulder injuries can create chronic issues if not treated by a sports shoulder injury specialist. Whether caused by a sudden injury or overuse over time, Contact Us immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
Call shoulder injury specialist Dr. John Hibbitts if you experience any shoulder pain. Make an appointment today!
As a sports shoulder injury specialist, Dr. Hibbitts can help with your shoulder pain. The most common causes for shoulder pain are:
He will diagnose your injury and prepare your custom treatment plan, getting you on the path to recovery in no time.
Depending on the extent of your injury, surgery may be the best and most permanent solution to your shoulder pain. You may need to undergo shoulder replacement surgery if necessary.
Dr. Hibbitts performs arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which uses small incisions and an endoscopic camera rather than large open surgical sites. These are usually outpatient procedures, and patients enjoy a quick post-operative recovery time.
Frozen shoulder is often treated with nonsurgical methods, such as physical therapy, rest, and corticosteroid injections. However, if that doesn’t work, Dr. Hibbitts may recommend surgery to remove scar tissue or shoulder-joint adhesions.
Many common shoulder injuries are treatable without surgery, but be careful not to re-injure the joint or cause any more serious shoulder problems, as most shoulder ailments flare up with overuse. Follow-up appointments with our shoulder injury specialist ensure good progress on your treatment plan.
Use these first-aid steps to immediately relieve pain and reduce swelling of a new shoulder injury:
Gentle, monitored stretches and exercises can relieve pressure on inflamed areas of the shoulder joint and strengthen the surrounding muscles to alleviate long-term misalignment and its effects.
With an intramuscular injection of cortisone, a shoulder doctor treating injuries can alleviate moderate to severe shoulder pain and inflammation. The effects can last several weeks, and patients frequently benefit from combining injections with physical therapy or other nonsurgical treatments.
Nonprescription (“over-the-counter") analgesic and anti-inflammatory medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve), can control mild to moderate joint pain. If you experience severe or ongoing pain, your doctor may prescribe pain killers or anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals.
Since 2000, Dr. John M. Hibbitts has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist working with patients to alleviate pain and improve their lives.
Dr. Hibbitts completed his B.S. in exercise physiology at the University of Texas at Austin and his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His residency training occurred at the University of South Carolina Department of Orthopedic Surgery with a fellowship conducted at the Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopedic Center.
By founding the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, Dr. Hibbitts establishes himself as a shoulder pain specialist in the Dallas, TX, area.
Memberships in multiple medical organizations:
Dr. Hibbitts is an athlete and father of three. He also enjoys participating in martial arts, bodybuilding, and rugby, as well as competitive marksmanship.
For more than 20 years, shoulder injury specialist Dr. Hibbitts has assisted hundreds of patients in recovery from their injuries. Our entire team would be honored to help you.