Treatments & Procedures

The orthopedic specialists, nurses and caregivers at Desert Regional Medical Center are dedicated to providing you with individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to help treat your shoulder and get you back to normal activities.

At Desert Regional, we make sure our patients have access to shoulder treatments and procedures for all shoulder conditions. Below are common treatments that we may treat in our hospital.

Have additional questions about your shoulder condition? Call (760) 416-4511 to connect with one of our orthopedics specialists.


The primary medications used to treat shoulder pain are NSAIDs and corticosteroids. You should always talk to your doctor before taking any medication.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy involves exercise and other treatments designed to reduce pain and make everyday activities easier to perform.


A variety of shoulder surgeries are available which range from resurfacing bone to replacing the shoulder joint. The goal of shoulder surgery is to reduce pain and restore mobility.