What Your Shoulder Joint Pain is Telling You
According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis. When it comes to shoulder arthritis, you may experience pain not only while exercising but during routine activities, including putting away books on a high bookshelf, steering a car or holding heavy groceries.
If you are over 50 and are experiencing shoulder pain, especially when your arm is in motion, you may have a form of shoulder arthritis.
Below is the information you need to know when it comes to shoulder arthritis.
What is Shoulder Arthritis?
Shoulder arthritis is classified as inflammation of the shoulder joint (glenohumeral), muscles and tendons. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), there are five types of shoulder arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis and rotator cuff tear arthropathy.
Symptoms of arthritis in the shoulder include inflammation, pain, and stiffness. People may also experience a limited range of motion.
How Shoulder Joint Pain is Treated
What are the treatment options with shoulder arthritis? The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider and understand your options when it comes to treating your shoulder joint pain. They may perform arthroscopy to examine the joint by using a lighted scope and small surgical instruments. Or your physician may perform an X-ray that can show shoulder bone cysts, shoulder bone spurs and loss of joint space.
From physical therapy to surgery and stem cell injections, there are many ways to treat shoulder arthritis. Below are the most common treatments.
Physical therapy exercises can help increase your range of motion while decreasing shoulder joint pain. Good shoulder exercises and stretches include:
- Inclined shoulder press
- Sitting shoulder press
- Free weights
- Shoulder shrug
- Two hand catch
- Table push ups
In addition, be sure to ice your shoulder for 30 minutes, two to three times a day to help reduce the inflammation and pain.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, can also help reduce the inflammation and pain.
Shoulder surgery is another option if shoulder arthritis interferes with your overall shoulder function. The three most common types of surgeries with shoulder arthritis include: fracture repair, shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement.
Stem Cell Therapy
Instead of opting for conventional shoulder arthritis treatments, you can visit us at NSI Stem Cell Centers for our regenerative and non-invasive treatments. We have same day Stem Cell Procedures that will help eliminate pain associated with shoulder arthritis. With our regenerative procedures, you will have less recovery downtime and decreased risk compared to other treatments or surgery. With Stem Cell Therapy or PRP Therapy, we are also treating the underlying damage that’s causing the pain. Our Stem Cell Treatments for shoulder arthritis are used with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy that has been enhanced and fortified with added natural growth factors and cytokines. This delivers superior healing cells directly to the source of the pain; so as your joint heals naturally, relief naturally follows.
About National Stem Cell Institute (NSI)
Considering stem cell therapy for shoulder treatment? When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of the so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic