Shoulder Arthritis Care - Little Rock | Pinnacle Physical Therapy

Shoulder Arthritis Therapy

Treat Your Shoulder Arthritis Pain

Physical Therapy Can Keep You Active

It’s common knowledge that arthritis can affect different joints in the body, such as the knees, hips, and back. However, most people don’t realize arthritis can also affect your shoulders and other joints in your upper body too. 

If you suffer from shoulder arthritis, you are at an increased risk of an injury that can sideline you from your hobbies and interests. Pinnacle can help you understand more about this debilitating condition and how physical therapy can treat it.

First Things First, What Exactly is Shoulder Arthritis?

In very basic terms, shoulder arthritis is a type of degenerative joint disease (DJD) that impacts your joints. More specifically, it’s a disease of your cartilage, which is responsible for cushioning and keeping your bones aligned. As you get older, shoulder arthritis can lead to a narrowing and/or stiffening of your joints, as well as a loss of movement in your shoulders.

Next, How is it Diagnosed?

During a physical exam, your physical therapist will examine your shoulder joint, nerves and muscles. These factors can help reveal an underlying condition, such as impingement syndrome or rotator cuff tendonitis. X-rays may also be taken in order to see any bone spurs, which may be causing narrowing of your joint.

Finally, What Treatments are Out There?

There are a few different treatments available for those suffering from shoulder arthritis. Treatment depends on factors like your age, severity of symptoms, and overall general health. The type of treatment you receive will be decided by Dr. Murphy or a member of his physical therapy team during the consultation.

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Why choose Pinnacle Physical Therapy?

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When it comes to treatment of arthritis, it’s important to have someone working with you who is knowledgeable about how arthritis presents itself in different joints and who can apply that knowledge for an effective treatment plan.

At Pinnacle Physical Therapy, we want our patients who are suffering from arthritis symptoms to understand what is causing their pain and help them find relief from it. Your PT will not only explain your condition, but also how physical therapy can help alleviate your pain and improve your function.

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