Diagnosis & Symptoms of Shoulder OsteoarthritisAggravated by activity, the most common symptom of arthritis of the shoulder is pain. There is usually a limited range of motion and painful grinding or clicking can be felt or heard upon shoulder movement. Night pain is often present.
Shoulder Osteoarthritis treatment optionsInitial treatment of arthritis of the shoulder is typically nonsurgical, however there are both nonsurgical and surgical options for treatment.
Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder Osteoarthritis) Nonsurgical Treatments and Shoulder ReplacementInitial treatment of arthritis of the shoulder is nonsurgical. Dr Kinzel may recommend treatment options that include rest, physical therapy, medication, or corticosteroid injections.
If these treatments do not work, surgery is an option. Shoulder arthroscopy is a procedure where Dr Kinzel inserts a small camera into the shoulder joint to release adhesions and repair tissue that has been torn or is causing arthritis symptoms.
Advanced arthritis is treated with shoulder joint replacement known as arthroplasty. In this procedure, the arthritic parts of the shoulder are removed and the ball-and-socket joint is replaced with a prosthesis.