Arthritis of the Shoulder: Anatomy, Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment

Shoulder Anatomy

The acromioclavicular joint (where the shoulder meets the collarbone) and the glenohumeral joint (where the shoulder blade and the upper arm meet) are the two joints arthritis of the shoulder occurs in.  Inflammation in one or both of these joints is apparent in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic arthritis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy and avascular necrosis.  

Symptoms of Arthritis of the Shoulder

  1. Pain on the top or front of the shoulder
  2. Stiffening
  3. Decreased range of motion
  4. Grinding, clicking, or snapping during movement
  5. Difficulty sleeping due to pain

Risk Factors of Arthritis of the Shoulder

  1. Age
  2. Previous injury
  3. Lack of blood supply to the shoulder
  4. Females
  5. Steroid use
  6. Heavy alcohol use
  7. Sickle cell disease

Treatment for Arthritis of the Shoulder

ASTR treats shoulder arthritis in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points, fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for shoulder arthritis.

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