Shoulder Arthritis

Adelaide orthopaedic surgeons offering exceptional care.

Arthritis damages your muscles and tendons as well as your joints and ligaments causing joint pain and a limited range of motion.

Types of Shoulder Arthritis

There are 5 types of arthritis that affect the shoulder:

Arthritic Shoulder Treatments

Depending on the type of arthritis you have, the specialists at Adelaide Shoulder & Upper Limb Clinic may recommend:

  • Lifestyle management such as rest, physical therapy or range of motion exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgery (only if all other treatment fails) and may include joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy or resection arthroplasty.

When should I book an appointment with the specialist?

We recommend booking an appointment if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the shoulder and are unable to move it after 24 hours
  • Severe swelling
  • Popping or cracking sounds in the shoulder joint area
  • Loss of feeling or pins and needles in the hand or arm
  • Difficulty conducting everyday activities

How ASULC can help:

The specialists at Adelaide Shoulder & Upper Limb Clinic has extensive upper limb experience, including soft tissue and bone injuries. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will have the best possible outcome for your shoulder injury.