Osteoarthritis is a very commonly known type of shoulder arthritis and usually affects people aged over 50 years. The ailment is also recognized as “wear and tear” arthritis because of the progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the shoulder joint. Bone is exposed driving the shoulder pain and mobility increasingly harder, as the surface wears down. In those who have had a prior shoulder injury like a fracture or rotator cuff tear, shoulder arthritis can be common. Also, there could be a genetic predisposition to shoulder arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis can also disturb the shoulder joints and can affect people of any age. It is a systemic disorder that causes inflammation in the joints that can be harmful to the cartilage and bone.
As with most types of osteoarthritis, pain is a key symptom. A person with shoulder arthritis is likely to have pain while moving the shoulder and after moving the shoulder. The person can even have pain while sleeping. Another symptom may be a limited range of motion.
This limitation can be seen when you are trying to move your arm. It can also be evident if someone is moving your arm to assess range of motion. Moving the shoulder might also produce a clicking or creaking noise.
1. Pain arising out of any activity
2. Loss of movement
3. Pain and Stiffness
5. Oppressive or catching feeling
Physical therapy and a combination of some of the below remedies come work as Initial treatment of arthritis of the shoulder
1. Rest or review activities that cause pain
2. Moist heat treatment
3. Use of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines to decrease inflammation
4. Use of Ice for 20 to 30 minutes two or three times a day for pain and inflammation
5. Steroidal Injection into the joint to decrease inflammation
There are surgical options if nonsurgical treatment does not reduce pain.
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