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What are the symptoms of shoulder osteoarthritis?

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A person with shoulder arthritis is likely to have pain while moving the shoulder and after moving the shoulder. The person can even have pain while sleeping.

Another symptom may be a limited range of motion.Moving the shoulder might also produce a clicking or creaking noise.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthritis of the Shoulder.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Shoulder Region.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Disease Center: Osteoarthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): “Shoulder Problems.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthritis of the Shoulder.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Shoulder Region.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Disease Center: Osteoarthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): “Shoulder Problems.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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