Shoulder Arthritis

     

Article by A. Clarke, S. Armfield

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) is a common source of shoulder pain as you age. Basically, everyday wear and tear damage your shoulder joints. The chances of you suffering shoulder arthritis are increased if your shoulder has been overworked or injured. 

As with all arthritis, researchers have confirmed that exercise is the best way of controlling arthritic pain, strengthening your muscles or keeping and improving your joint and muscle flexibility. Remember the old saying: "What you don't use you lose!" 

Ultimately, exercises will improve both your pain and ability to move about every day. Exercises for shoulder arthritis should be commenced gently and carefully. Just as you can do too little, you can also do much. Your physiotherapist can guide you through what exercises are best for you and your stage of arthritis. 

Common Treatments for Shoulder Arthritis

Your physiotherapist will utilise the treatment modalities most suitable for you and your shoulder arthritis. These may include some of the following: 

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • How to Ease Arthritic Pain
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Rotator Cuff Exercises
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Scapulohumeral Rhythm Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • Helpful Products for Shoulder Arthritis

    Arthritis - Shoulder

    Related Shoulder Arthritis Conditions

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Broken Shoulder (Fractured Humerus)
  • Bursitis Shoulder
  • Cramps
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Neck Headache
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Stress Fracture
  • Swimmer's Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • What about Glucosamine?

    Researchers have found that glucosamine may assist with your arthritic pain. 

    More information: Glucosamine

    Shoulder Arthritis FAQs

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • Can Kinesiology Taping Reduce Your Swelling and Bruising?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • Posture Trainer? Check out the BackTone 4000
  • Rotator Cuff: What is it?
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Growing Pains?
  • What are the Benefits of a Standing Desk?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What are the Signs of an Unsupportive Pillow?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What Causes Rotator Cuff Impingement & Bursitis?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What is the Shoulder Impingement Zone?
  • What is your Scapulohumeral Rhythm?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • When is the Best Time for a Pre-Event Massage?
  • When Should You Use a Shoulder Posture Brace?
  • Why do your Joints Click?
  • Why Kinesiology Tape Helps Reduce Swelling and Bruising Quicker
  • Call PhysioWorks

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    Last updated 14-Feb-2019 10:59 AM

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