Shoulder arthritis is a condition in which the joints become inflamed and cause stiffness and pain that can make everyday tasks difficult. While this condition cannot be cured, there are treatment options that can reduce pain and improve mobility. Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides treatment of shoulder arthritis to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
The most common cause of shoulder arthritis is osteoarthritis, known as the “wear and tear” type of arthritis. Over time, the cartilage in the joints wears away and allows bones to rub together, causing pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation and damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joints. Shoulder arthritis can also occur after injuries, such as a torn rotator cuff.
The largest indication of shoulder arthritis is pain in the shoulder. Individuals with shoulder arthritis may notice that pain may present at any point; with or without activity or overuse of the shoulder. Pain from shoulder arthritis may radiate down the arm to the elbow or wrist, depending on the severity of your condition. Other symptoms of shoulder arthritis include stiffness, grinding or popping sounds when moving the shoulder, and inability to rest comfortably.
Conservation treatment options for shoulder arthritis include taking anti-inflammatory pain medications, physical therapy, using a cane or walker, and losing weight if necessary. There are some injection therapies available to help reduce inflammation in the joints that may also relieve pain and increase mobility. For more severe cases of arthritis, PRP injections or minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy can help ease symptoms for 2 – 5 years. The most reliable treatment for shoulder arthritis is shoulder replacement therapy.
What Treatment is Right for Me?
During your consultation, your orthopedic surgeon will assess you and help you decide on a treatment option that is best for you and your lifestyle. Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides treatment of shoulder arthritis to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Contact the Southern California Hip Institute
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
Century City / Los Angeles: 310.595.1030
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