Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis

What is Shoulder Arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surface or cartilage wears out. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons; often the definite cause is not known.

When the articular cartilage wears out the bone ends rub on one another and cause pain. This condition is referred to as Osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” arthritis as it occurs with aging and use. It is the most common type of arthritis.

Causes of Arthritis

There are numerous conditions that can cause arthritis but often the exact cause is never known. In general, but not always, it affects people as they get older (Osteoarthritis). Other causes include:

  • Trauma
  • Increased stress such as overuse and sports
  • Degeneration of the bone
  • Autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid, Lupus, Psoriatic)
  • Inactive lifestyle and Obesity

Most common conditions:

  • Joint arthritis (knee, shoulder, hip, hand, elbow)
  • Facet arthritis (spine)

To learn more about how this treatment can help relieve the pain of your arthritic conditions, call the office or book an appointment online by visiting the patient center.

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