Shoulder osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the shoulder joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Our experienced physicians at HSA employ a multimodal approach to managing shoulder osteoarthritis, including non-surgical interventions such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Injections
  • Assistive devices

Surgical options like arthroscopy may be recommended when conservative measures are insufficient.

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Elbow osteoarthritis

Elbow osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the elbow joint wears down, resulting in pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Non-operative treatments like activity modification, physical therapy, medications, and joint injections often alleviate symptoms. In more advanced cases, surgical interventions, such as elbow joint arthroplasty or arthroscopy, may be recommended to restore function and reduce discomfort.

Wrist osteoarthritis

Wrist osteoarthritis involves the gradual deterioration of the cartilage in the wrist joint. It can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty performing daily activities. At HSA, our board-certified physicians are well-versed in the treatment of wrist osteoarthritis and may suggest non-surgical options such as:

  • Splinting
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections

When conservative measures are insufficient, surgical interventions like wrist joint fusion or joint replacement may be considered to alleviate pain and improve function.

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Thumb osteoarthritis

Thumb osteoarthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain, swelling, weakness, and a loss of grip strength. Our experienced hand specialists offer various treatment options, including splinting, medications, hand therapy, and joint injections. In cases where conservative methods are ineffective, surgical interventions like thumb joint arthroplasty or joint fusion can provide long-term relief and improved thumb function.

Finger osteoarthritis

Finger osteoarthritis commonly affects the joints in the fingers, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and reduced dexterity. Our skilled hand surgeons at Hand to Shoulder Associates have in-depth knowledge of finger osteoarthritis management. Conservative treatments, such as medication, hand therapy, splinting, and joint injections, are often recommended to alleviate symptoms. In severe cases, surgical options like joint arthroplasty, joint fusion, or joint reconstruction may be considered to restore finger function and relieve pain.

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Why choose Hand to Shoulder Associates for osteoarthritis care?

When managing shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb, and finger osteoarthritis, HSA is a premier destination for specialized care. Here are some reasons why you should consider us for osteoarthritis care:

  • Comprehensive expertise: Our team of board-certified physicians and surgeons at HSA specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing osteoarthritis in the upper extremities. With our extensive experience and advanced training, we possess in-depth knowledge of the complexities of osteoarthritis and utilize evidence-based approaches to deliver optimal care.
  • Individualized treatment plans: We understand that each patient's condition is unique, so we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs. Our physicians will take the time to thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss your goals, and develop a comprehensive treatment strategy that addresses your symptoms, functional limitations, and overall well-being.
  • Advanced treatment options: We stay at the forefront of the latest advancements in osteoarthritis treatment. Our practice offers cutting-edge treatment options, including state-of-the-art joint preservation techniques, joint replacements, arthroscopy, regenerative medicine, and minimally invasive procedures. We strive to provide you with the most advanced and effective treatments available to alleviate pain, improve joint function, and enhance your quality of life.
  • Patient-centered care: Your well-being is our top priority. At HSA, we are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and involve you in decision-making. Our team will guide you through every step of your treatment journey, ensuring you are well-informed and comfortable.
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation services: Our practice emphasizes the importance of rehabilitation in managing osteoarthritis. Our team of skilled hand and physical therapists works closely with our physicians to develop personalized rehabilitation programs. These programs focus on improving strength, mobility, and function, helping you achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • A trusted reputation: HSA has built a reputation in the community for exceptional care. We are recognized for our commitment to excellence, patient satisfaction, and successful treatment outcomes. Our dedication to delivering outstanding care has earned us the trust and respect of patients, referring physicians, and the medical community.

When you choose HSA for your osteoarthritis care, you can expect exceptional expertise, individualized treatment, advanced options, patient-centered care, and a commitment to your overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference in our specialized osteoarthritis care.

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