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Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis

For those people suffering from back pain or shoulder pain, look no further than Alleviate. As the leading provider of pain care relief, we are dedicated to helping our patients recover from their injuries and ailments in record time. With a highly trained medical team consisting of the best pain management doctors in the city and a state-of-the-art medical facility, our patients will always find treatment for the conditions that affect them.

Causes of Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis occurs more commonly with advancing age. Generally, it is seen in people over 50; however, younger people can develop arthritis after trauma or other injuries to the shoulder such as a fractures, dislocations or infection. Arthritis of the A-C joint tends to occur at a younger age than arthritis of the G-H joint. Arthritis can be hereditary as well, which means it can run in families.

Shoulder Arthritis Treatment

As with most other arthritic conditions, initial treatment consists of:

  • Rest
  • Activity modifications
  • Exercises that may be directed by a physical therapist
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen
  • Icing and moist heat as well as other therapy modalities such as ultrasound may be prescribed. Steroid injections are sometimes used as well.

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