Arthritis of the Shoulder

The acromioclavicular joint (where the shoulder meets the collarbone) and the glenohumeral joint (where the shoulder blade and the upper arm meet) are the two joints arthritis of the shoulder occurs in.  Inflammation in one or both of these joints is apparent in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic arthritis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy and avascular necrosis.  


Symptoms of Arthritis of the Shoulder

  • Pain on the top or front of the shoulder
  • Stiffening
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Grinding, clicking, or snapping during movement
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain


Risk Factors of Arthritis of the Shoulder

  • Age
  • Previous injury
  • Lack of blood supply to the shoulder
  • Females
  • Steroid use
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Sickle cell disease


Treatment for Arthritis of the Shoulder

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.