Your Riverside orthopaedic surgeon has the expertise to diagnose and provide you with effective treatment to improve or restore your shoulder and arm mobility and strength. For many shoulder conditions, non-surgical treatments are all that is needed.
Non-surgical treatment includes a reduction in activities, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or an exercise program for you to follow at home or at our Wellness and Fitness Centers.
Types of treatments
Many elbow and shoulder conditions respond well to home care.
Your doctor may recommend that you:
Rest your shoulder or elbow from overuse or limit activities that might damage the joint more.
- Use over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
- Try gentle, regular exercise that is easy on the shoulder or elbow joint.