Brushing your hair. Getting dressed. Carrying groceries. Sleeping through the night. These are just a few of the life basics that can be difficult without full use of your shoulder. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat shoulder pain, depending on the cause.

One option is shoulder replacement surgery. More than 70,000 patients choose it every year, and although nobody can guarantee a perfect outcome, shoulder replacement is designed to reduce pain, allow greater strength, and provide better movement.

Of course, having shoulder replacement is a serious decision that you should discuss with your doctor at length and think over carefully. This content may help answer some of your questions.