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What can I do for shoulder arthritis? Dr. Schulte tackles the topic
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What can I do for shoulder arthritis? Dr. Schulte tackles the topic

Arthritis is the wearing away of the smooth cartilage surface covering the end of bones. In the shoulder, the ball and socket joint becomes rough and irregularly shaped, resulting in pain and limited motion. This may be caused by trauma, inflammation or with no known cause. Arthritis most commonly occurs after the age of 50,...

What is impingement syndrome? Dr. Jeffrey Davick explains.
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What is impingement syndrome? Dr. Jeffrey Davick explains.

Impingement syndrome is a condition where the rotator cuff and the surrounding bursa pinch and become inflamed in the shoulder. Overhead and rotational activities are usually the cause as they force the rotator cuff tendons to rub against the upper bone in the shoulder (the acromion). Repetitive pinching of the rotator cuff and bursa causes...