Nearly 20 percent of Americans have arthritis in at least one joint. Wear-and-tear arthritis, known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, is the cause behind most cases of shoulder arthritis. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Causes & Triggers
- Natural wear-and-tear (loss of joint cartilage)
- Repetitive stress
- Sports injury
Signs & Symptoms
- Hard lumps or bone spurs
- Limited range of motion
Tips & Treatments
- Arthritis happens to people of all ages; in fact, half are under the age of 50.
- Non-surgical treatment may include, anti-inflammatory medications, bracing, physical therapy and/or corticosteroid or viscosupplementation injections.
- Depending on severity and cause, surgical intervention may be necessary.
- Seek the opinion of a well-qualified orthopedic specialist for relief of symptoms and treatment options.