When a shoulder condition like arthritis sets in, the pain can be significant and long-lasting. Arthritis of the shoulder can prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have assembled a team of nationally renowned surgeons and specialists who offer advanced treatment to get you back to feeling good.
Arthritis of the shoulder is damage to or loss of the articular cartilage, the slippery, smooth coating of the bone that helps the shoulder work smoothly. Over time, as the cartilage wears down from day-to-day use or is damaged, the protective space between the bones decreases. This can cause bone-on-bone contact during movement in the joint leading to inflammation and pain.
Arthritic inflammation can result from:
Depending on your condition, symptoms can include:
Treatment for shoulder arthritis depends on the severity and may include:
Risk factors for arthritis of the shoulder include:
Because arthritis is mainly age-related, prevention focuses on health maintenance such as:
To learn more about arthritis of the shoulder or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.