After performing a physical exam, your Lynx Healthcare provider may order diagnostic imaging such as an X-ray, a CT scan, or MRI to accurately assess the location and extent of the injury. Then your treatment begins with conservative therapies.
Your customized treatment may include rest, immobilization, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential for restoring strength and fully recovering from a shoulder injury.
If your injury is severe or slow to heal, your provider may recommend regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections. PRP accelerates healing, while stem cell therapy helps regenerate new tissues needed to repair damaged tissue.
If you need a more advanced treatment to relieve your shoulder pain, you can receive interventional pain medicine from the specialists at Lynx Healthcare.
If your arthritis has progressed to the point that non-surgical treatments don’t make much difference, surgery may be necessary. In one type of surgery for arthritis called a synovectomy, a surgeon removes the inner lining of the joint called the synovium.
Other surgical procedures involve bone realignment or joint fusing to prevent rubbing and irritation. Joint replacement is also possible in some cases.