Loading…
skip to main content
Understanding Shoulder Arthritis
Understanding Shoulder Arthritis2525
Please enable Javascript

MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Your main shoulder joint is made up of two bones, your upper arm bone, called the humerus, and your shoulder blade, or scapula. This joint called the glenohumeral joint is where the head of your humerus fits into the socket of your scapula. Smooth tissue called articular cartilage lines the bony surfaces of the joint. Tough tissue, called the joint capsule surrounds the joint. Fluid inside the capsule helps lubricate the joint. All of these features help your shoulder move freely. Shoulder arthritis is a painful disease in your shoulder joint. The two main types of shoulder arthritis are osteoarthritis, which may be due to years of overuse or injury, and rheumatoid arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage covering the bony joint surfaces becomes rough and wears away. This allows the bones to rub together. In rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks your joints. This inflames the joint tissue and causes swelling. Over time, it can damage both the cartilage and bone in your joint. The most common symptom of shoulder arthritis is pain. As the arthritis gets worse over time, the pain may limit how much you can move your shoulder. If you have questions about shoulder arthritis, talk to your healthcare provider.

ANH21253 01:42

Last Updated: Nov 19th, 2021

Keywords

Nucleus Medical Media Disclaimer of Medical and Legal Liability

Nucleus Medical Media ("Nucleus") does not dispense medical or legal advice, and the text, illustrations, photographs, animations and other information ("Content") available on this web site is for general information purposes only. As with any medical or legal issue, it is up to you to consult a physician or attorney for professional advice. YOU SHOULD NOT DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR LEGAL ADVICE BASED ON CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE, NOR SHOULD YOU RELY ON THE CONTENT ON THIS WEB SITE IN PLACE OF PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR LEGAL ADVICE.

NUCLEUS DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY COUNSEL, ADVICE, TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY MEDICAL, LEGAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN BASED ON VIEWING THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE OR SUITABLE FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER.

Mature Content Disclaimer: Certain Content on this web site contains graphic depictions or descriptions of medical information, which may be offensive to some viewers. Nucleus, its licensors, and its suppliers disclaim all responsibility for such materials.

close