About Shoulder Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Pain and limited mobility of the shoulder and arm are common signs of shoulder arthritis. Wear and tear of the shoulder joint and deterioration of the cartilage from injuries and aging can cause shoulder osteoarthritis. While arthritis is not curable, there are treatments that can minimize pain, improve mobility and slow the progression of this disease. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer advanced shoulder arthritis treatments at our clinic in New York City.
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Symptoms of Shoulder Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that affects the shoulder joint. Aging is a factor, as well as injuries, that can cause degenerative issues that cause friction and inflammation in the joint. Symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis include:
- Pain in the shoulder when using the associated arm and hand
- Stiffness in the shoulder joint
- Limited mobility when rotating or lifting the arm
- Popping or clicking in joint during movement
- Swelling around shoulder joint
Arthritis is a progressive disease, worsening as cartilage is worn and there is less synovial fluid to provide protection during movement. To offer pain relief and improve shoulder movement, treatments can slow cartilage deterioration, reduce inflammation and increase lubrication of the joint.
Treatments for Shoulder Osteoarthritis
At Ospina Medical, we offer advanced, proactive shoulder arthritis and osteoarthritis treatments at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan. Every patient receives a personalized treatment plan based on their specific symptoms and condition. Treatments for shoulder arthritis can include various injection options, including steroid, hyaluronic acid or experimental Regenexx treatments aimed at slowing the progression of the disease and providing pain relief. Regenexx treatments include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate, and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells as therapeutic options for healing damaged tissue and avoiding shoulder surgery.
You do not need to suffer from shoulder arthritis. There are effective treatment options available at Ospina Medical. We utilize the latest advances in pain management and regenerative medicine to provide our patients with shoulder arthritis relief. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced interventional orthopedic specialists today.
Shoulder Arthritis FAQ
What causes shoulder arthritis?
In most cases, shoulder arthritis is caused by gradual wear and tear over time with the combined effects of aging, while other forms of arthritis are genetic. This wear and tear break down the cartilage in the shoulder joint, which is the natural protective coating of the bone. Once this cartilage is worn away, the bone can begin to develop cracks on the surface and then deteriorate.
Who is most at risk for developing shoulder arthritis?
People over 50 are at a higher risk of developing shoulder arthritis. People with rheumatoid arthritis or with a family history of rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk. An injury to the shoulder may also increase your risk of developing shoulder arthritis.
How can I treat shoulder arthritis at home?
There are several ways you can reduce the pain, stiffness, and lack of mobility caused by shoulder pain:
- Rest the shoulder
- Apply ice packs and heating pads
- Engage in physical therapy exercises
- Take anti-inflammatory medications and/or pain relievers (consult your doctor first)
How can you prevent shoulder arthritis?
While some forms of shoulder arthritis are genetic and cannot be completely avoided, there are some simple things you can do to help preserve the health of your shoulder joints, like:
- Engaging in regular exercise and stretching
- Stay at a healthy weight
- Maintain good posture
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
- Quit smoking
- Eat a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids