Shoulder Joint Replacement
Treatments Related to Shoulder Joint Replacement
Some cases of shoulder pain may be resolved with other treatments instead of joint replacement. Pain caused by overuse may respond to a few days’ rest. An ice pack applied to the shoulder for 15-minute intervals three or four times a day also may provide relief. Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can provide temporary relief from pain.
An experienced physical therapist can provide exercises that may relieve pain and restore flexibility without surgery. Following surgery, physical therapy treatments related to shoulder joint replacement help to overcome stiffness from surgery, rebuilds muscle strength and restore range of movement.