There are two types of arthritis of the shoulder, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The most common is Osteoarthritis, known as the “wear and tear” arthritis. This condition is when the cartilage on the end of the bone, in the joint, wears down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune condition that creates an inflammatory environment in the joint and over time can destroy the cartilage and bone.
- Pain with activities
- Limited range of motion
- Swelling in the joint
- Tenderness around the joint
- Overall stiffness
- Feeling of grinding or catching within the joint
Our physical therapists can help increase your range of motion and decrease your symptoms with the use of therapeutic modalities, manual/mobilization techniques, strengthening and stretching exercises and send you home with a program that you can follow to maintain your success.