alleviate shoulder pain & other common shoulder problems at the dr. reuter clinic
shoulder pain is not uncommon. as a matter of fact, there’s a good chance you’ll experience it in your lifetime. if your shoulder pain is bothering you, we strongly encourage you to consult with a shoulder expert before the problem gets worse.
the orthopedics department at the dr. reuter clinic offers deep expertise in shoulder care, non-invasive rehabilitation and if necessary surgical procedures. our efforts are led by dr. helge schmitz.
dr. schmitz brings twenty-five years of shoulder expertise and strong practice in both non-surgical and surgical treatment. he graduated from the department of orthopedic surgery at the university of duesseldorf and has worked for world-renowned institutions such as the university hospitals wuerzburg and duesseldorf, the ethianum clinic in heidelberg, germany, and the athletikum group in freiburg, germany.
he currently serves as a consultant for the dr. reuter clinic in dubai and the head of shoulder surgery at the fontana clinic in freiburg, germany.
indications you need to see an orthopedic specialist for your shoulder problems (symptoms)
most shoulder problems are not easy to diagnose because of various possible causes. tell tale signs are pain, discomfort, instability and loss of mobility. if you feel any of these or feel that your shoulders are behaving unusually, we suggest booking an appointment with a shoulder specialist as soon as possible.
here are some symptoms to look out for:
weakness or loss of function
limited range of motion
our orthopedic treatments for shoulder problems (treatments)
the dr. reuter clinic advocates for holistic treatment. We aim to address the root of each issue rather than its symptoms.
our philosophy towards shoulder care is whole-body. that is, we look beyond just the shoulder and examine systemic issues such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, tightness, and the like before even considering surgery. moreover, we prioritize non-invasive treatments.
here are some of the ways we treat common shoulder issues:
we recommend infiltration therapy (i.e. via subacromial or intraarticular infiltrations) for patients dealing with bursitis, tendonitis (long head of biceps) or frozen shoulder. Infiltration therapy works by injecting a therapeutic substance, usually anti-inflammatory agents and local anesthetics.
it involves first numbing the skin with a local anesthetic then pushing a needle into the affected joint for the infiltration.
chirotherapy or manual medicine
chiropractic therapy (manual medicine or chirotherapy) is an alternative treatment used to diagnose and relieve shoulder problems caused by segmental dysfunctions mostly of the cervical or thoracic spine. dr. schmitz has significant experience in manual medicine and can help you work through tight and painful shoulders.
extracorporeal shockwave therapy
extracorporeal shock therapy can effectively treat tendinopathies, impingement syndromes, calcific tendinitis, and other shoulder issues.
by sending high-energy shockwave to the affected area, we can reduce inflammation thus leading to lessening of swelling and pain. shockwaves also induce healing by mobilizing growth factors and stem cells as well as bone healing. this can also be used to treat bone marrow edemas.
should you need a second opinion on an existing diagnosis, we can examine your symptoms and provide a treatment regimen for your unique shoulder problem. at the dr. reuterclinic, we advocate for personalized treatment—no two patients are the same and, therefore, a treatment plan needs to be crafted with the specific patient in mind.
who do we provide treatment for?
we have experience treating patients of all ages and patients with varying medical histories at the dr. reuter clinic. moreover, we believe in early diagnosis and preventive treatment for both chronic and acute cases.
diagnose & treat your shoulder problems today
at the dr. reuter clinic, we champion excellent service, expertise, and customer satisfaction. if you have shoulder issues (mild or severe), we highly encourage you to book an appointment with dr. schmitz.
about our expert
our team of shoulder experts is led by Dr. Helge Schmitz.
dr. schmitz specializes in arthroscopic surgery and orthopedic medicine. he is also the current head of shoulder surgery at the fontana clinic in freiburg, germany.
he is also a lecturer to aspiring physicians and physiotherapists and he holds memberships in world-renowned institutions, including the dvse, aga, mwe, and bvou.
he graduated medical school at the julius-jaximilians jniversity in wuerzburg, germany and he has experience instructing in english, french, and german.
what our patients are saying
dr. schmitz seemed very sympathetic to me! he is a young and relaxed doctor with whom a friendly and clear conversation is possible. he seems, as far as i am able to evaluate, to be extremely competent (he was able to detect my shoulder injury after a few seconds and the x-ray and mri results confirmed his assessment). my waiting time was at both of my appointments only about 15-20 min which i perceived as short (compared to other doctors in which it takes one hour or more). i am very satisfied and can recommend dr. schmitz to anyone.
i had a shoulder operation 1 week ago. from the first minute, i felt in good hands, whether it was from the first conversation or during the operation, or afterward. a wonderful doctor with a great sense of humor.