Shoulder Arthritis Treatment That Goes The Extra Mile

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Who said that just because you have arthritis means you have to live in pain? Let us show you otherwise..

Shoulder Arthritis TreatmentAre you or someone you love living with arthritis of the shoulder? Perhaps you’re looking for shoulder arthritis pain relief. Although there is no known cure for shoulder arthritis, you can still get help. Allied Bone and Joint has shoulder arthritis treatment available for you to get started on a path to less inflammation and less pain.

According to the National Health Interview Survey, more than 50 million people in the United States had been diagnosed with arthritis of the shoulder, in 2011. Some of these people have been able to receive treatment from orthopedists around the country, while others haven’t. Arthritis of the shoulder is caused by inflammation which produces pain and stiffness in the shoulder.

With these treatment options available, we allow people to dream again – making arthritis manageable and helping them stay active.

Shoulder Arthritis Treatment

Treatment is divided into 2 segments, first non-surgical for those who are not in a severe state, and surgical for those in a severe state, or have gone through non-surgical without improvement.

Non-Surgical Treatment

  • Giving rest to your shoulder, or change the activities that cause pain
  • Physical therapy (exercises for arthritic shoulder pain)
  • Non-Steroid anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen to help with pain and reduce swelling
  • Corticosteroid injections in the shoulder to drastically reduce inflammation, although this is only a temporary fix
  • Moist heat
  • Icing shoulder for 20-30 minutes two or three times a day
  • With rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor may prescribe a disease-modifying drug

Surgical Treatment

  • Mild arthritic cases can be treated with arthroscopic surgery. During an arthroscopy the surgeon inserts a small camera into the shoulder joint so that he or she can use the images to guide the miniature tools used for surgery.During the surgery, the surgeon debrides and cleans up the joint, providing pain relief but not eliminating arthritis from the joint.
  • A shoulder joint replacement can be performed. This is where the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components known as a prosthesis.
  • A common surgical treatment performed is called the Resection Arthroplasty. This is where the surgeon treats the acromioclavicular joint, sometimes arthroscopically.

Shoulder arthritis treatment comes with many options to get you out of pain. If you would like more information on how Allied Bone and Joint can help you with your shoulder arthritis treatment, you can give us a call at one of our two locations (in South Bend at 574-247-4667 or Plymouth at 574-540-2500), or by filling out a contact information request.

You may also request an appointment online.

Whatever your complaint, our goal at Allied Bone and Joint is to put your life in motion.

 

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