By Joanna Starkey
A shoulder replacement is used when arthritis as progressed so far that motion is significantly limited and pain prevents a patient from performing his normal daily activities. A shoulder replacement is where the end of the bone is replaced with an artificial part made of metal or high grade medical plastic.
JOI Rehab Has 11 Clinics That Treat Shoulder Pain
When treating patients for shoulder pain, clinicians typically concentrate on range-of-motion with active and passive mobility exercises. Joint mobilization, which is a hands-on technique to improve mobility of the joints, is another way to treat pain in the shoulder. In some cases, patients will undergo strength training as a way to treat their shoulder pain. Lastly, electrical modalities such as ultrasound and E-Stim (electric stimulation) may be used to remedy the pain.
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