If you have severe arthritis in your shoulder joints, you may be a candidate for total shoulder replacement surgery. The ball and the socket joints may wear away with arthritis, leading to limited motion, pain, and difficulty performing many basic tasks.
During surgery, the orthopedic surgeon will remove the end of your arm bone as well as the shoulder blade socket. Metal parts will replace the bones. Between the metal replacements, a small plastic cup will allow the metal to move smoothly.
In a reverse total shoulder replacement, the operation is done when the shoulder joint has severe arthropathy usually due to a large rotator cuff tear. Exercises that strengthen the rotator cuff will damage the shoulder after this surgery.
After your surgery, your arm will be in a sling for a few weeks. Therapy can begin as soon as your surgeon approves it. If there is too much pain, physical therapy will take place later when the joint has had more time to heal.
Shoulder exercises after surgery start with gentle movements to ease the tension around the wound. The motions increase in range of motion and strengthening until you can move your arm normally.
Humans depend on the neck remaining in good condition. When a strong force injures your neck, or if you develop inflammation or degeneration, you will experience pain and perhaps disability.
Younger people usually incur damage caused by an injury. Sports injuries, vehicle accidents, and other blunt-force trauma can cause permanent harm and disability.
Older persons usually have more cases of degenerative disk disability. A lifetime of wear and tear can cause sometimes excruciating, long-term problems. Other common diseases of the neck can produce pain and disability.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
That impressive range of motion of the glenohumeral joint is due to the rotator cuff, a commonly injured group of four tendons. The purpose of ligaments is to connect your muscles to bones. When the rotator cuff tendons become inflamed, damaged, or swollen, then lifting your arm over your head may be nearly impossible.