Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder

Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) occurs when cartilage that covers the tops of bones wears down or “degenerates.”

Shoulder Osteoarthritis (OA) is most common among people who are over the age of 50. Younger adults experience osteoarthritis of the shoulder either as a result of hereditary predisposition or from an injury or trauma to the shoulder.

Pain is the most common symptom with shoulder osteoarthritis. Pain occurs when the shoulder is moved and occurs after the shoulder has returned to a resting position. Pain may also occur while you are sleeping. Patients also show a decrease in the range of motion of their shoulders and sometimes produce a creaking noise when moving their shoulder.

Shoulder X-Ray Gallery

Examples of shoulder affected by arthritis can be found in Dr. Millstein’s shoulder x-ray gallery.

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If you think you might be suffering from OA of the shoulder, contact Dr. Millstein today to learn about treatment options.

Next, learn about the Anatomy of the Shoulder.