Non-surgical shoulder treatments include:
- Cortisone injections
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
Surgical treatments include:
- Rotator cuff repair surgery: This surgery helps repair damage to your rotator cuff, a group of four muscles that surround your shoulder joint. Repetitive overhead arm motions, such as swimming or throwing a baseball, cause most rotator cuff injuries. They also happen if your job puts heavy demands on your shoulders, as with construction work, or if you fall. Your surgical options depend on the extent of injury to the tendon. We can repair some rotator cuff injuries arthroscopically; others require more traditional methods of surgery.
- Shoulder replacement surgery: During shoulder replacement surgery, your shoulder joint bones are replaced with artificial ball-and-socket implants. It can relieve joint pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or severe fractures. Many people can resume everyday activities, such as eating, dressing, and grooming, just two weeks after surgery.
Rehabilitation is important after surgery, to ensure you have the best possible results. Our therapists will evaluate your posture, range of motion, functional movement, pain at rest and with activity, and strength. They’ll work with you to develop a personalized plan based on your specific goals. Learn about Aurora's orthopedic rehabilitation services throughout Wisconsin.