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Shoulder arthritis: Introduction

Shoulder arthritis: Arthritis is a degenerative disease caused by either wear and tear of the cartilage (osteoarthritis) or an inflammation (rheumatoid ... more about Shoulder arthritis.

Shoulder arthritis: Inflammation of the shoulder joint. The inflammation can be the result of such things as degenerative joint disease, gout, infection, trauma and autoimmune conditions. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shoulder arthritis is available below.

Symptoms of Shoulder arthritis

Treatments for Shoulder arthritis

  • Medications for the particular type of arthritis
  • Shoulder joint replacement (arthroplasty)
  • Varies depending on the cause
  • Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type of arthritis, the severity of the symptoms, and the patients' age, general health and other medical conditions. Treatment is aimed at symptom control and modification of disease progression. Treatments include
    • Explanation - Education plays an important role in arthritis management
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Arthritis is a degenerative disease caused by either wear and tear of the cartilage (osteoarthritis) or an inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis) of one or more joints. Arthritis not only affects joints; it may also affect supporting structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Shoulder Problems: NIAMS)

 

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