The shoulder is what is known as a “ball and socket” joint and osteoarthritis in the shoulder can cause the ball and socket to grind together and damage the joint.
If you have osteoarthritis of the shoulder the common symptoms can include:
- Swelling after activity
- Stiffness when lifting your arm above your head
- Decreased range of motion in the shoulder
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating shoulder arthritis in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse.
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with shoulder arthritis live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Shoulder
Shoulder arthritis is usually effectively treated in its mild and moderate stages using non-surgical treatment options. The specialists at OrthoNeuro create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.
These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Activity modification