Shoulder Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Treatment
Any joint can be affected by arthritis. The shoulder has two joints that are susceptible to wear, tear, injury and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint where the clavicle and shoulder blade meet and the glenohumeral joint where the scapula and humerus head meet can both be impacted by arthritis and cause shoulder pain. Caliber Pain™ offers effective, interventional shoulder arthritis/osteoarthritis treatment at our medical clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint, and there are over 100 different types that can cause joint pain and dysfunction. Osteoarthritis is the most common, especially in the shoulder joints. Shoulder osteoarthritis is caused by wearing of the cartilage or injuries that damage the joint, creating inflammation from increased friction. Osteoarthritis or other types of shoulder arthritis cannot be cured, but they can be controlled and treated to minimize pain and improve joint function.
Symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis
Since there are two joints in the shoulder, one or both may be impacted by arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, but the two shoulder joints can be susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rotator cuff tear atrophy arthritis. When the glenohumeral joint (upper arm/shoulder) is impacted by arthritis, pain is felt toward the back of the shoulder. When the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is affected, the arthritic pain is toward the top of the shoulder. Both types of shoulder arthritis can result in limited function and weakness in the shoulder.
At Caliber Pain™, we can diagnose shoulder arthritis and create an effective treatment plan to reduce pain, improve function and slow down degeneration of the joint. We use a multidisciplinary approach to our treatment plans to address symptoms with interventional treatments while improving healing with regenerative therapy. If you have shoulder pain related to arthritis, come visit us for shoulder arthritis/osteoarthritis treatment at our clinic in UES New York City.