Did you know that shoulder pain, particularly when lifting the arm, is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon?  The complexity of the shoulder joint leaves it susceptible to injury—and because most people use their shoulder joint more or less continuously throughout the day, shoulder pain can be quite common.

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If you are suffering from shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis or injury, it is possible to restore your mobility and quality of life.  Learn more about shoulder pain and some of the shoulder treatment options available at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. A version of this article featuring Dr. Brent Lawrence appeared in the August 2019 issue…

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If you are suffering from severe shoulder pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis or injury, your doctor may recommend total shoulder replacement. This procedure can relieve your pain and restore your mobility. This surgery has an excellent success rate, and new surgical techniques are making the surgery even more effective. If you take this route,…

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Several bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments form your shoulder joint. Damage to any of these parts of your shoulder joint can severely limit your mobility. An injury, deterioration, or trauma that affects the bones, muscles, and other parts of your shoulder joint can lead to persistent pain and stiffness. If you have sore shoulder muscles…

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Knowing what to expect and making preparations beforehand can help your shoulder surgery recovery proceed smoothly. After total shoulder replacement surgery, you are required to wear a sling for up to four weeks. You will likely be able to come out of the sling during physical therapy after two weeks. Most patients return to normal mobility after…

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If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, you may have rotator cuff tendinitis. If left untreated, tendinitis can cause permanent strength and motion loss in your affected arm. When nonsurgical options like medication and steroid injections are not relieving your chronic shoulder pain, surgery may be an option. If you have severe shoulder tendinitis, rotator…

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