Symptoms of shoulder arthritis

Shoulder arthritis can be an excruciating condition with a range of symptoms:

  • Shoulder Pain: Persistent pain in the shoulder joint, which may worsen with movement or activity.
  • Stiffness: Reduced range of motion in the shoulder, making it challenging to perform overhead tasks or reach behind the back.
  • Weakness: Weakening of the shoulder muscles due to pain or disuse.
  • Swelling: Inflammation and swelling around the shoulder joint.
  • Grinding Sensation: A sensation of grinding or crepitus within the shoulder joint during movement.
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Expert diagnosis and evaluation

At HSA, our experienced physicians specialize in accurately diagnosing shoulder arthritis. This begins with a comprehensive evaluation which includes:

  • A physical examination
  • Reviewing medical history
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans

With this information, we can assess the extent of joint damage, determine the severity of the condition, and craft an individualized treatment plan.

Our comprehensive treatment options

Our board-certified specialists at HSA offer a range of treatment options to manage shoulder arthritis and alleviate your symptoms effectively. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs, considering your condition's severity, overall health, and functional goals.

Surgical treatments

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive procedure to remove damaged cartilage, repair soft tissues, or smooth rough surfaces within the shoulder joint.
  • Joint Replacement: Surgical intervention to replace the damaged shoulder joint with an artificial joint, providing pain relief and improved function.

Minimally invasive treatments

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injections of anti-inflammatory medications into the shoulder joint to provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation.
  • Viscosupplementation: Injections of hyaluronic acid to improve joint lubrication and reduce friction within the shoulder joint.

Non-surgical treatments for shoulder arthritis

  • Medications: Pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatory drugs to manage discomfort and reduce inflammation.
  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and techniques to improve shoulder strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Assistive Devices: The use of supportive braces or slings to relieve stress on the shoulder joint.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Recommendations on lifestyle changes, activity modifications, and self-care strategies to manage symptoms.
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Why choose HSA for shoulder arthritis care?

At HSA, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care for shoulder arthritis. Our board-certified specialists are skilled and experienced in diagnosing and treating shoulder arthritis. With their specialized expertise in orthopedics and microvascular surgery, they offer comprehensive care and employ advanced treatment techniques to help you find relief and improve shoulder function.

Same-day appointments with a board-certified specialist

Our specialists understand the importance of timely care in managing shoulder conditions such as arthritis. We offer same-day appointments to ensure you receive prompt attention from our dedicated team. When you schedule an appointment with us, you can rest assured that you will be seen by one of our experienced specialists, who will evaluate your condition and develop a tailored treatment plan.

We prioritize your well-being and strive to provide efficient and convenient healthcare services, allowing you to receive the care you need without unnecessary delays. Your journey towards relief and improved shoulder function starts with a same-day appointment at Hand to Shoulder Associates.

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Contact us today

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, stiffness, or limited mobility due to shoulder arthritis, you deserve relief. Contact HSA today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards finding relief and restoring optimal shoulder function. Our skilled team of specialists is here to provide the highest quality care and help you live with a pain-free and functional shoulder.

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