Shoulder arthritis is one of the things that individuals with rheumatoid arthritis sometimes suffer from. Occasionally, traditional treatments, such as medications, prove ineffective in addressing shoulder arthritis in a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer. Sometimes, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers for whom this is the case undergo shoulder replacement surgery.
When it comes to any treatment method, an important question to ask is: how effective and reliable is the method? Recently, a study was conducted looking at this question in regards to shoulder replacement surgery for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
The study, which was conducted by the Mayo Clinic, looked at over 300 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers who had underdone a shoulder replacement surgery. The study found that, generally, the individuals showed reduced pain and improved range of motion following the surgery. Thus, based on the study's results, shoulder replacement surgery appears to be a fairly effective and reliable method in treating shoulder arthritis related to rheumatoid arthritis.
Shoulder arthritis and the other complications that sometimes arise in relation to rheumatoid arthritis can affect a person in many ways. Sometimes, they cause a person to be unable to work.
The process of seeking Social Security Disability benefits in relation to rheumatoid arthritis can sometimes be a challenging one. Following all proper procedures when submitting a SSD benefits application in connection to rheumatoid arthritis can be incredibly important. Experienced Social Security Disability attorneys know the various things it is important to do in applications for SSD benefits and can help rheumatoid arthritis sufferers who are seeking such benefits with the application process.
Source: Medical Xpress, "Shoulder replacement eases pain, improves motion in rheumatoid arthritis patients, study finds," Jan. 13, 2014