Arthritis of The Shoulder : Conditions And Treatments

Shoulder arthritis is one of the most dangerous arthritis that affect the shoulder joints. Shoulders are the location of your body’s most mobile joints. Arthritis can damage your muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Shoulder arthritis generally affecting the motion of shoulder joints and this is one of the symptoms of shoulder arthritis. There are 2 different major kinds of arthritis forms that affecting the shoulder joints, and all of them have different characters.


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

This is one of the common type of arthritis that affects the shoulders. Pain is the common symptoms and you might have also experience :

  • a stiff feeling in your shoulders, especially in the morning
  • fatigue, weight loss, or fever
  • tenderness and warmth in your joints
  • rheumatoid nodules, which are bumps under your skin in your shoulders or arms

Rheumatoid arthritis also affects the lining of the joints, and leads to shoulder deformities.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

The reports shows that osteoarthritis most often occurs in people over the age of 50. But it is also common in younger people also because of injuries and trauma, and also known as posttraumatic arthritis.

Pain is the key symptom of osteoarthritis. A person with osteoarthritis may have pain while moving shoulders and after moving the shoulders. Limited range of motion is another symptom of osteoarthritis, and the shoulders produces a clicking and cracking noise when you try to move the arms.

Treatments (Surgical)  

  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Bharani Kumar Dayanandam is one of the Prominent orthopaedics specialist in Chennai,  India for surgical arthritis treatments. And he is specialized in joint replacement surgeries at affordable cost.

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