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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Information on Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Shoulder Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition characterized by the gradual wearing down of the articular cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. Over time, the degeneration of the joint surface leads to remodeling of the subchondral bone, causing a loss of its natural shape and alignment. Additionally, the thickening of the joint capsule further restricts shoulder rotation. This common yet painful ailment is increasingly prevalent among the aging population. If you're experiencing symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis, our team of experts can provide personalized treatment options to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility. Contact us today for comprehensive care tailored to your needs.

Treatment for Shoulder Osteoarthritis

For shoulder arthritis, initial treatment typically involves nonsurgical approaches aimed at reducing inflammation and managing pain. These may include rest, physical therapy exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and heat or ice therapy. For those with rheumatoid arthritis, disease-modifying drugs may be prescribed.

In cases where nonsurgical methods fail to provide relief or if pain persists, surgical options may be considered. Advanced cases may require shoulder joint replacement surgery. Options include hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, or resection arthroplasty, depending on the severity and type of arthritis.

Struggling with shoulder pain?

Experience expert care and find relief for your shoulder pain with Platinum Orthopaedics

If you've experienced an injury and need expert guidance, don't hesitate to take the next step towards recovery. Book an appointment with one of our esteemed orthopaedic specialists at Platinum Orthopaedics today. Our dedicated team is ready to provide personalized care and comprehensive treatment plans tailored to your needs. With our commitment to excellence and patient-centered approach, you can trust us to guide you on the path to healing. Don't let an injury hold you back any longer – schedule your appointment now and take the first stride towards a brighter future.

One of Platinum Orthopaedics fellowship trained Sports Medicine doctors teaches patient about anatomy of a shoulder
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