The shoulder has two joints that are vital to maintaining a full range of motion for the arm, and both can be impacted by arthritis. The glenohumeral joint is the main shoulder joint where the humerus (upper arm bone) and shoulder blade (scapula) connect, and the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the clavicle and scapula meet. When arthritis or inflammation affects the shoulder joints, it can result in chronic shoulder pain and impact joint mobility. Our pain physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group offer effective shoulder arthritis/osteoarthritis treatment at our facility in Chicago.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint inflammation or arthritis. Wear, tear, aging and injuries that impact the shoulder joints can result in osteoarthritis. The cartilage between the bones can wear thin, and movement can cause inflammation and stiffness in the joints. One or both of the shoulder joints on each side of the body may be affected by arthritis. The glenohumeral joint can result in pain behind the shoulder, while AC joint arthritis pain is usually felt at the top of the shoulder.

Shoulder Joint Arthritis Pain Relief

When the shoulder joints are affected by arthritis, it can be painful to lift, reach or rotate the arm. There is not a cure for arthritis, but treatment can reduce inflammation, relieve pain and slow the deterioration of the joints. At CLEAR Wellness Group, our double board certified pain physicians can create a personalized treatment plan for pain relief, improved mobility and overall wellness. We combine interventional pain treatments for quick relief with lifestyle changes and other options to manage shoulder joint arthritis pain.

Shoulder arthritis can cause chronic pain and limit your shoulder, arm and hand function. To explore effective shoulder osteoarthritis treatments, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago today to schedule your appointment. We accept most forms of healthcare insurance.