Key Takeaways from Dr. Edward L. Westerheide's Ortho Insights Webinar

Play Video about Shoulder arthritis with Dr. Westerheide.

Shoulder arthritis can be a debilitating condition, impacting daily activities and diminishing quality of life for many individuals. Recognizing the importance of education and awareness, OrthoAlliance recently hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Edward L. Westerheide, an esteemed Orthopedic Surgeon with over two decades of experience at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine in Granville, Ohio.

Dr. Westerheide’s webinar shed light on various aspects of shoulder arthritis, from when to seek specialized care to treatment options and post-surgical expectations.

When to Seek Specialized Care

One of the key points highlighted by Dr. Westerheide was the importance of seeking specialized care when experiencing persistent shoulder pain or limited mobility.

While mild discomfort may initially be manageable with conservative measures, persistent symptoms warrant evaluation by a shoulder specialist. Early intervention can help mitigate the progression of arthritis and improve treatment outcomes.

Conservative and Surgical Treatments

Dr. Westerheide outlined a spectrum of treatment options tailored to the individual needs of patients. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and corticosteroid injections were discussed as initial strategies to alleviate symptoms and improve shoulder function.

However, for cases where conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief, surgical intervention may be necessary.

Surgical options for shoulder arthritis range from arthroscopic procedures to total shoulder replacement, with each approach tailored to the severity of the condition and the patient’s lifestyle goals. Dr. Westerheide provided insights into the benefits and considerations associated with each surgical option, empowering attendees to make informed decisions about their treatment journey.

Post-Surgical Expectations

Addressing the post-surgical phase, Dr. Westerheide offered valuable insights into what patients can expect during recovery and rehabilitation. While the timeline may vary depending on the type of surgery performed, rehabilitation plays a crucial role in restoring shoulder strength, mobility, and function. 


By imparting his expertise and insights, Dr. Westerheide empowered attendees to take proactive steps in managing their shoulder arthritis and seeking appropriate care when needed.

As a respected Orthopedic Surgeon with a longstanding commitment to patient care, Dr. Westerheide continues to make significant contributions to the field of orthopedics, ensuring that individuals with shoulder arthritis receive the comprehensive and compassionate care they deserve.

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Get the Help You Need

If you are suffering with the pain and discomfort of shoulder arthritis, be sure to reach out to the expert at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine for further information. We can help evaluate your arthritis condition and recommend an appropriate treatment. Contact us today!

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