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Nonoperative Treatment

Most conditions about the shoulder can be treated non-operatively. Only a few conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and fractures, will lead to disabling, painful arthritis. The remaining conditions about the shoulder will not lead to arthritis and patients are often encouraged to treat their pain with simple modalities such as rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as naproxen or ibuprofen. When the pain persists longer than three or four weeks, patients may be offered cortisone injections, physical therapy, or other pain relieving modalities.

Physical Therapy

PRP ("Platelet Rich Plasma")

Cortisone

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