Can you get rid of arthritis in your shoulder?
There is currently no cure for OA, but nonsurgical treatments can slow its progress and help with pain management in the shoulder. These options include: activity modification, periodic rest, cold compresses, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, and steroid injections.
Does stretching help shoulder arthritis?
All joints—with or without arthritis—benefit from stretching and gentle movements to keep blood flowing to the joint, build up surrounding muscle, and maintain range of motion. If you have arthritis in your shoulder, you may be tempted to keep it as immobile as possible.
What causes shoulder arthritis to flare up?
The most common triggers of an OA flare are overdoing an activity or trauma to the joint. Other triggers can include bone spurs, stress, repetitive motions, cold weather, a change in barometric pressure, an infection or weight gain.