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A woman with shoulder pain due to osteoarthritis.

Injuries, repetitive use, genetics and other factors can contribute to shoulder arthritis. The most common type of arthritis in the shoulder is osteoarthritis, a degenerative form of joint inflammation. If you have chronic shoulder pain or lost mobility from shoulder osteoarthritis, medical treatment can provide pain relief and restore function. Our team at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA offers shoulder arthritis treatment at our state-of-the-art medical center in Los Angeles.

Causes and Symptoms of Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis impacts an estimated 50 million Americans, and most older adults over 60 years of age have some level of osteoarthritis affecting their joints. Shoulder osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the shoulder joints; both the glenohumeral and AC joint can be affected by osteoarthritis. Repetitive use from lifting, playing sports or physical labor can increase risk, as well as shoulder injuries. Symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain in the back of the shoulder (glenohumeral joint arthritis)
  • Pain at the top of the shoulder (AC joint arthritis)
  • Increased pain with movement
  • Stiffness in the shoulder
  • Limited range of motion
  • Clicking, popping or crunching in joint with movement

Shoulder arthritis can make it difficult to perform daily activities. Simple tasks like reaching for an item on a shelf or brushing your hair can be painful. While there is not a cure for arthritis, treatments are available to reduce pain, increase function and slow the progression of this disease.

At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer shoulder arthritis treatment for all stages of this degenerative disease. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications/injections, and other conservative treatments can improve mobility and relieve pain. When necessary, we offer shoulder arthritis surgery, up to and including shoulder joint replacement.

If you are suffering from shoulder arthritis pain, come see us at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA. Contact our clinic in Beverly Hills to schedule your consultation for shoulder arthritis treatment options.

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