Treatment Options for Shoulder Arthritis
Change in Activity
The first line of treatment for shoulder arthritis is to avoid activities that increase the pain. This may mean taking a break from sports, physical labor, or any other strenuous activity that causes additional pain or inflammation.
Cortisone is a steroid that can be injected directly into the affected area. These injections are thought to reduce pain and swelling by causing anti-inflammatory effects.
Joint supplements are often taken orally to promote the health of your joints. They may come in powder, capsule, or tablet form. They contain amino acids, antioxidants, and other beneficial nutrients that help promote the health of your joints.
If the above treatments do not work, or if your arthritis is so severe that it can’t be managed, you may require surgery to fix and reconstruct damaged bones within your shoulder. Many surgical procedures and techniques vary depending on the severity of your condition and what caused it in the first place.
Get Proper Treatment for Your Shoulder Arthritis
Considering the broad scope and specificity of causes and treatments of arthritis pain, you should always consult a reputable medical professional before making any treatment decisions.
Tired of letting shoulder arthritis and pain hold you back? Put a stop to it today and schedule an appointment at our Roseville or Carmichael offices by calling (916) 961-3434. You can also reach us electronically by filling out our online contact form.