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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can osteoarthritis in the left shoulder be treated?

I believe I have osteoarthritis in my left shoulder. I am in pain most of the time, I have limited motion in my left arm. I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee which comes and goes but this pain is constant. It is much worse after I do anything repetitive with that arm or hand. I am 73 years old.
Mon, 23 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Osteoarthritis can be treated with:

1. Oral NSAIDs or paracetemol
2. Corticosteroids for acute pain/inflammation
3. Glucosamine for cartilage regeneration.

I suggest you take:

1. Diclofenac
2. Glucosamine lifelong

Consult your physician for prescription.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Iqbal
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