Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the degeneration of the joint's protective cartilage. It is the most common form of arthritis. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine. When this process occurs in your shoulder joint, which is uncommon, it can cause shoulder pain and stiffness.

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis usually occurs in individuals beyond the age of 60.
  • Symptoms
  • Joint pain

    • Shoulder pain that doesn't radiate

    • Occurs or worsens when joint is used or stressed

    • Improved with rest

    • Recurrent

    • Both sides of the body

    • Pain often wakes the patient from sleep

    or Shoulder pain

    • In one shoulder

    • Both shoulders

    • At night

    • Gradual onset

    • With exertion

    • With overhead activities


    Difficulty moving shoulder

    • Occurs or worsens in the morning or after being inactive for a time


    Joint is sore to touch

    • Shoulder sore to the touch


    Enlarged shoulder


    Gradual upper limb weakness

    Loss of muscle mass

  • Risk factors
  • Old shoulder injury or trauma

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Family history of osteoarthritis

    History of hemochromatosis

  • Treatment
  • Here are simple ways you can ease osteoarthritis symptoms on your own, at home: 1-Stay active. 2-Eat a balanced diet. 3-Lose weight. 4-Sleep well. 5-Use hot or cold packs. 6-Keep pain under control. 7-Talk to your doctor about supplements and complementary medicine. 8-Try splints, braces, and other aids.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Osteoarthritis, then a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.

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