How to Deal with Severe Shoulder Pain

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A diagnosis of osteoarthritis can be tough. But golfing, swimming and tennis don’t have to be over. Neither do activities like playing catch with the grandkids and working out.

Some shoulder pain can be relieved with medicine, exercise, physical therapy, ice and heat. But if your pain still won’t go away, it may be time to consider shoulder replacement surgery.

When you move your shoulder, your bone, muscles, tendons and cartilage have to work together. They’re part of what makes lifting, reaching and flexing possible. But over time, the cartilage that cushions the bone in your shoulder joint can break down.

If you don’t have much of this cushioning left, surgery may be a good option for you. Surgery can also help if your pain is unbearable and won’t go away with other options.

Surgery replaces the damaged part of your upper arm bone, which can help with cartilage issues. Afterward, your shoulder won’t move as far as it did before. But it should feel better and have less pain.

Orthopedic centers have many options to relieve shoulder pain. Total joint replacement surgery is one of those options.

So when shoulder pain becomes unbearable, don’t shrug it off.

The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center of Oregon is an award-winning, board-certified orthopedic group located in downtown Portland Oregon. We utilize both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

Our mission is to return our patients back to pain-free mobility and full strength as quickly and painlessly as possible using both surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures.

Our expert physicians provide leading-edge, comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions, including total joint replacement and sports medicine. We apply the latest state-of-the-art techniques in order to return our patients to their active lifestyle.

If you’re looking for compassionate, expert orthopedic surgeons in Portland Oregon, contact OSM today.


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