Snellville, GA November 5, 2009--- If you’ve been suffering from shoulder pain, join us for a free shoulder seminar on Tuesday November 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Emory Eastside’s Classrooms 1 and 2. David C. Harkins, D.O. will review treatment options – surgical and non-surgical – for rotator cuff injuries and shoulder pain.
Most of us associate rotator cuff injuries with celebrity athletes, but the reality is that a surprising number of people are affected by the problem, especially as they approach middle age. The rotator cuff gives power to the shoulder, especially when the arm is outstretched or overhead. When the rotator cuff is injured, the resulting pain or shoulder weakness can make daily work and life challenging. Dr. Harkins warns, “Putting up with shoulder pain doesn’t make sense. Sure, athletes sometimes play through pain, but rotator cuff injuries don’t improve by themselves. And waiting too long for treatment can contribute to permanent weakness or damage. It’s important to find out what’s wrong and start the appropriate treatment.”
Dr. Harkins received his B.S. from Georgia Southern University and his D.O. from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently practicing at Providence Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. in Monroe. Dr. Harkins has published numerous articles and is currently team physician for Monroe High School. His professional memberships include the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Academy of Orthopedic, Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia
The seminar is free but reservations are required. Please call MedLine at 770-972-7570.