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Shoulder Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) in the shoulders can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Learn about shoulder osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, and treatment.
  1. Osteoarthritis Basics
  2. Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
  3. Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  4. Osteoarthritis Treatment
  5. Shoulder Pain Information

Shoulder Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can affect the two joints in the shoulder area - the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint. The shoulder joints also can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic arthritis. Learn more about osteoarthritis of the shoulder.

Shoulder Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge
Nearly everyone experiences ordinary aches and pains at some point -- so you are not likely inclined to think it's shoulder osteoarthritis -- not at first. But, osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body. Do you know the basics about shoulder osteoarthritis? Take our quiz Shoulder Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge.

What Is a Reverse Shoulder
A reverse shoulder, also referred to as a reverse total shoulder, is a surgical option for patients who would not be helped by a standard total shoulder replacement because they have rotator cuff damage along with arthritis. A reverse shoulder is a different approach -- but the result is decreased pain and increased shoulder function.

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain involves any pain in or around the shoulder joint. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body.

Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder arthritis is less common than degenerative changes to the hips and knees, but can be extremely debilitating.

Sodium Hyaluronate Effective for Treating Chronic Shoulder Pain
Study results reveal sodium hyaluronate reduced chronic pain by about 50 percent for patients with chronic osteoarthritis of the shoulder.

Shoulder Arthritis: Considering Shoulder Surgery Options
Shoulder arthritis is very painful and the loss of motion makes simple daily tasks difficult.

Arthritis of the Shoulder
There are two joints in the area of the shoulder. One is located where the collarbone meets the tip of the shoulder bone. This is called the acromioclavicular or AC joint. The junction of the upper arm bone with the shoulder blade is called the glenohumeral joint. Both joints may be affected by arthritis, from AAOS.

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