Arthritis of the shoulder or Shoulder Arthritis is inflammation in joints of shoulder causing pain and swelling. Arthritis damages joints and ligaments along with muscles and tendons due to wearing of cartilage in bones. There are 5 types of arthritis that may affect shoulders: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Posttraumatic Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, and Rotator Cuff Tear Artheopathy. Shoulder Arthritis is treatable, there are various surgical options. The specific condition of the arthritis when identified with the right treatment solves the problem.
Some of the symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis:
Pain in shoulders
Restricted motion of the shoulder
Tiredness and weight loss
Cracking sound with motion
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult an Orthopedic or Arthritis specialist if you have signs of shoulder Arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment may help in better recovery.