Somerset, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/05/2017 -- Patients looking for a pain specialist with an office near Edison, NJ that can treat shoulder arthritis can turn to the University Pain Medicine Center for treatment options and care. Since the beginning, the medical practice has been committed to providing excellent service to anyone suffering from shoulder arthritis.
The majority of the time, shoulder arthritis—also known as shoulder osteoarthritis—develops when articular cartilage, which is the cartilage that covers the top of bones, decays or wears down. The loss of cartilage often causes swelling and pain. In extreme cases, osteoarthritis can eventually lead to osteophytes, or as it is commonly called, bone spurs. Bone spurs are the result of two bones rubbing together with no cartilage in between them.
The shoulder is comprised of two joints, the acromioclavicular (AC) joint and the glenohumeral joint. The AC joint is located where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade. More cases of osteoarthritis are reported more commonly in the AC joint instead of the glenohumeral joint. Furthermore, people over the age of 50 are at increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can develop from injuries or trauma in younger people. A fractured or dislocated shoulder are two examples of injuries that could possibly lead to osteoarthritis at a younger age.
Anyone who believes that he or she is suffering from shoulder osteoarthritis and would like to make an appointment at the University Pain Medicine Center can call 732-823-0028. Aside from taking patients who are suffering from this condition, the practice also encourages patients who live in and around Middlesex, NJ to call them to learn more about epidural injections or any of the other treatments they offer.
About The University Pain Medicine Center
The University Pain Medicine Center is a medical practice that is committed to helping patients manage their acute and chronic pain or recover from their injuries. In particular, they specialize in using minimally invasive techniques treatment options and procedures to help patients find relief from back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder pain, and much more. Their board-certified physicians work out of five office locations in New Jersey and New York, and those who would like to learn more about the practice, or find the nearest location, are encouraged to visit http://upmcnj.com.