Symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis typically presents with the following 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 daily tasks or reach overhead.
  • Swelling: Inflammation and swelling around the shoulder joint.
  • Crepitus: A crunching or grinding sensation in the shoulder joint during movement.
  • Muscle Weakness: Weakening of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint due to disuse or pain avoidance.
  • Limited Function: Difficulty performing activities that involve lifting, reaching, or throwing motions.
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Expert diagnosis and evaluation

Our experienced physicians specialize in accurately diagnosing shoulder osteoarthritis. Through a thorough evaluation, which may include a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans, we can:

  • Assess the extent of joint damage
  • Determine the severity of the condition
  • Develop a personalized treatment plan

Comprehensive treatment options

The board-certified specialists at HSA offer various treatment options to manage shoulder osteoarthritis and alleviate your symptoms effectively. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs, considering factors such as the condition's severity, overall health, and lifestyle goals. Treatment options may include:

Surgical solutions

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

Minimally invasive interventions

  • 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 in the shoulder joint.

Non-surgical approaches

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretching routines to improve shoulder strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Medications: Pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatory drugs to manage discomfort and inflammation.
  • Assistive Devices: Using supportive devices such as braces, slings, or canes to stabilize and relieve pressure on the shoulder joint.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Recommendations for activity modification, weight management, and ergonomic adjustments to minimize stress on the shoulder joint.
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Why choose HSA for shoulder osteoarthritis care?

Our physicians are board-certified and fellowship-trained in orthopedics and microvascular surgery. They pair extensive knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat shoulder osteoarthritis. And because they understand that every patient is unique, they tailor treatment plans to your specific needs, considering your symptoms, lifestyle, and goals. As a comprehensive care team, we will work closely with you to develop a personalized approach that maximizes your recovery.

Advanced techniques for shoulder pain

HSA utilizes advanced surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures, and state-of-the-art technologies to provide the most effective and innovative treatment options. Our practice emphasizes the importance of rehabilitation in shoulder osteoarthritis treatment.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, stiffness, or limited mobility, don't let shoulder osteoarthritis hold you back. Contact HSA today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards finding relief and restoring shoulder mobility and function. Our dedicated team of specialists is here to guide you on your path to improved shoulder health.

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