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Shoulder Arthritis


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Shoulder Arthritis Treatment

Shoulder arthritis can become a progressive and often debilitating condition. When you experience a flare-up, the shoulder may become inflamed and painful. Using your arm to lift or push is difficult when the rotation of the shoulder is inhibited. These flare-ups may result from overuse, progressive wear and tear and changes in the weather.

If you are suffering from pain and swelling that is localized around the shoulder, seek advice and an accurate diagnosis from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Identifying shoulder arthritis in the early stages, when there is limited wear and tear, can improve treatment outcomes. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide conservative treatments that will allow you to experience the best quality of life possible.

Conservative treatment may provide pain relief and reduce episodes of inflammation. In combination with beneficial lifestyle changes, a treatment plan at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can significantly improve the range of movement in the shoulder. Managing inflammation and slowing down the progression of wear and tear is achievable with effective treatment and physical therapy.

Surgery may be necessary if there is damage resulting from wear and tear that does not respond well to conservative treatment. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds will recommend treatments for shoulder arthritis based on the results of a comprehensive clinical examination.

Shoulder Arthritis Symptoms

Overuse of the shoulder can aggravate the symptoms of shoulder arthritis. If you do not have an active lifestyle, you may still experience mild to moderate stiffness in the shoulder. When a flare-up occurs, the range of movement is limited due to stiffness in the shoulder. Swelling is often visible and can push the shoulder joint out of place in severe cases. When you move your shoulder, you may feel and hear grinding within the joint.

If you are experiencing symptoms that are consistent with shoulder arthritis, book an appointment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today.

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