Arthritis may be due to several reasons, such as previous trauma, chronic rotator cuff dysfunction, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. A painful shoulder can make it difficult to do many of life’s most simple activities, such as putting your shirt on, grabbing a seatbelt, and raising your hand over your head.

Fortunately there are many treatment options for shoulder pain and arthritis. Therapy, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), and corticosteroid injections can dramatically reduce pain and suffering. Surgical options, including joint resurfacing or replacement, may be needed if the arthritis becomes severe.

Dr. Timothy Larson, MD is fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity procedures such as shoulder resurfacing and replacement. If you would like to know more about treatment options for your shoulder, please call Timothy B. Larson, MD at 940-299-HAND to schedule your consultation.