Shoulder Arthritis Treatment in Houston, TX

Shoulder arthritis can occur due to damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. If it worsens, it can cause severe discomfort and hinder your ability to perform routine tasks. Dr. Michael C. Cusick and his orthopedic team provide non-surgical and surgical options for shoulder arthritis treatment in Houston, TX. You can rely on our specialists to restore the normal movement and functioning of your shoulder joint.

(713) 794-3599

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Non-Surgical Options for Shoulder Arthritis

If your symptoms are mild to moderate, our orthopedists will suggest conservative measures for shoulder arthritis treatment. Many people can notice a significant improvement in their joint functions through non-invasive therapies. They may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Activity modification
  • Motion exercises/physiotherapy
  • Applying a hot or cold compress to the shoulder
  • Corticosteroid injections

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Surgical Options We Offer For Shoulder Arthritis Treatment in Houston, TX

If your symptoms do not respond to conservative therapies, surgery may be your best option. Depending on the severity of your shoulder arthritis, our orthopedic surgeons may suggest one or more of the following surgeries:

  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
    In case of severe arthritis, you may need a complete replacement of the shoulder joint. This surgery involves the placement of a prosthetic shoulder joint that mimics the anatomy of your normal joint. An artificial cup is fitted, and a ball is connected to the top of the humerus (bone in the arm) to replace the ball and socket joint of your shoulder.
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
    In certain cases of shoulder arthritis, patients benefit from a reverse shoulder replacement. This procedure is the opposite of the conventional replacement, i.e., the ball is fixed to the shoulder socket and the cup is connected to the humerus. It can greatly improve the movement and functioning of your joints.
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery in which our orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a small instrument called an arthroscope. It allows us to visualize the structures inside your shoulder joint. With this procedure, we can safely remove the damaged arthritic tissues and enhance the mobility of your shoulder joints.

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Patient Reviews

If this surgery is a little frightening, I understand. I interviewed doctors until I was satisfied that the one I chose was right for me. The pain and restriction of movement in my left shoulder was debilitating. Dr. Michael Cusick is totally committed to his trade. Complete total reverse shoulder replacement.

Kyle Powell

Don't get me wrong there was hiccups and waiting to have surgery seemed like forever but Dr. Cusick, his office staff and the hospital staff especially has been amazing. They went above and beyond to get my surgery approved so we wouldn't have to put it off longer. Dr. Cusick keeps a positive outlook even at times...

Kathy Zenker

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Had difficulty getting insurance paperwork filled out by office staff. Dr Cusick is awesome.

Gary Sevy

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Schedule a consultation with our skilled orthopedic surgeons for shoulder arthritis treatment in Houston, TX. You can call us today at (713) 794-3599 for an appointment.

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