Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis refers to the inflammation and degeneration of the shoulder joint, typically caused by the wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the bones. This condition can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion in the shoulder.

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Shoulder Replacement Side Effects Are Far Worse than We Thought…

Should you get a shoulder replacement? This is one of those surgeries that has a bad rap. Now new research shows why many patients complain about the results and complications of shoulder replacement. Understanding a Shoulder Replacement The shoulder joint is an intricate ball-and-socket structure. It’s complexity in structure allows for a range of motion…read more

Can We Treat Severe Shoulder Arthritis Through an Injection?

Orthopedic surgeons have taught us that our bodies are just machines, like your car engine, and that when a part breaks down, it needs to be replaced. So they can’t conceptualize how a severely arthritic shoulder joint with no cartilage and huge bone spurs could be treated without replacing the shoulder. However, that’s not what…read more

A Shoulder Stem Cell Procedure 6 Year Follow-up

One of the benefits of being the first physician in the U.S. to use stem cell injections to help orthopedic patients is that every once in a while, an old patient will come back. While we track everyone in a registry, it’s not the same as a patient sitting in front of you telling you…read more

The Top 10 Causes of Cartilage Loss

Our patients often ask what they can do to help their cartilage. Understanding why we lose cartilage in the first place is helpful in understanding how you can keep more cartilage as you age. 1. Obesity-Mechanical Being heavier places more wear and tear forces on cartilage. SOLUTION – Lose Weight. This one is simple, but often tough…read more

What Causes Shoulder Arthritis?

What causes shoulder arthritis? See that shoulder x-ray up there with that big bone spur in the bottom of the joint? That scares me. This past month or two, my shoulders have been aching. As a now 50 year old physician who loves to lift weights, maybe this shouldn’t be too surprising? However, I’ve also…read more

Stem Cells vs. PRP for Severe Shoulder Arthritis – Shoulder Replacement Alternatives?

Is Regenexx-SD a viable shoulder replacement alternative for the most severe shoulder arthritis patients? JW is a middle aged chiropractor from back east with a severe shoulder problem. The patient had been told for years that he desperately needed a shoulder replacement surgery if he wanted to continue to work. When his nephew (a local…read more
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