Arthritis of the shoulder can be painful and limit the range of motion of the arms. Similar to other joints, the wearing away of cartilage due to excessive use or aging causes bone on bone contact, which can be very painful. Often, arthritis is the cause of shoulder pain. However, many shoulder injuries occur in sports or work activities.
Symptoms of shoulder arthritis
- Swelling of shoulder
- Limited range of motion
Rotator cuff injuries and tears are some of the most common shoulder injuries seen at Steadman Hawkins and our surgeons are among the most talented in the region for repairing and replacing shoulders. Click on medical staff above to read about Steadman Hawkins shoulder surgeons.
The following health education videos and articles may be helpful in understanding shoulder injuries, disorders, and treatment options.