in Shoulder

Arthritis In Shoulder

Typically, we all have a set of structures at our joints that are formed by cartilage. These structures keep our joints moving smoothly, with a nice glide.

Over time — because of genetics, trauma, or various circumstances — that cartilage wears away, taking joint surfaces from smooth to pocketed and painful. It’s like driving on a newly paved road versus driving on a pothole-riddled highway; patients develop pockets. Surfaces can catch and lock.

Dr. Damion Harris, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at the Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, notes that Midwesterners tend to be stoic, opting to deal with the pain until it begins interrupting sleep.

Treatments for arthritis in shoulder include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Interarticular Injections
  • Surgery