Shoulder related pages:
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is the gradual wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. This leads to the two bones of the joint rubbing together causing pain.
Patients who have had previous trauma or shoulder surgery are most likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life. Symptoms include swelling, stiffness, aching and sharp, stabbing pains.
Download the osteoarthritis exercise sheet on this page.