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November 13th, 2018
Woman in Pain at Right Deltoid Muscle Lake Forest CA

As one of the body’s most mobile joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments in the shoulder joint take a lot of wear and tear, with the potential to become unstable (Healthline). As a result, various forms of arthritis can affect the joint, leading to pain and decreased function.

As an autoimmune condition, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) manifests in several ways, from tenderness and a warm sensation in the joint to feelings of stiffness in the shoulders. Individuals with RA might notice bumps beneath the surface of the skin on the shoulders and arms known as rheumatoid nodules, while fatigue and weight loss are also common symptoms. Ultimately, RA damages the lining of the shoulder joint. Along with inflammation, the joint can become eroded and even deformed over time.

As a classic, yet challenging version of arthritis, Osteoarthritis (OA) is mostly associated with wear and tear. The main symptoms of OA include joint pain, tenderness and stiffness, and are more likely to occur in individuals over the age of 50. On the other hand, when arthritis develops as a result of an injury, it’s referred to as post-traumatic arthritis, or PA. Whether an injury is accident-related or sports-related, shoulder damage such as a fracture or dislocation can lead to PA, which is a result of fluid build-up and swelling in the joint. In turn, if the rotator cuff is injured, a person may experience severe pain and muscle weakness that impairs movement and overhead lifting. This type of arthritis is classified as Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy.

For many, shoulder pain and arthritis becomes a chronic, debilitating condition, and may produce secondary symptoms such as neck pain or upper back pain. Yet, there are options for treatment.

Effective Treatment For Shoulder Arthritis

As the founder of Advanced Healing Institute, Dr. Dehdari values innovative treatment modalities that are conservative in nature, helping patients avoid the need for surgery whenever possible. Aside from physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone steroid injections are a versatile solution for arthritis. In addition, hyaluronic acid (HA) injections provide lubrication to affected joints, while stimulating the production of HA. Dr. Dehdari also leverages the power of regenerative medicine using platelet-rich plasma injections, which delivers a patient’s own blood plasma to an affected area or joint to signal healing and tissue repair.

For effective treatment of your shoulder arthritis, contact Advanced Healing Institute today!

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Lake Forest, CA, 92630

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Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went in to to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Micheal W.

Dr. Reza Dehdari you are an amazing person. Thank you for going the extra mile on my shoulder after three Doctors told me I needed surgery. You took your time and explained everything about what to expect and to be patient while I heal. And that’s exactly what I did was heal, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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