What is shoulder arthritis?
Posted by Community Manager 2 on September 14, 2016 8:30 PM EDT
In the video below I describe what arthritis is and show what a healthy and unhealthy shoulder joint looks like. Below the video you will find a transcription of what I touch on and embedded links to resources explaining in more detail some of the terms I use.
"Arthritis is really a disease of cartilage wear, so it could either be traumatic, or genetic or inflammatory but the bottom line is that the articulate cartilage in the joint starts to wear out, and flakes off, and then you get bone rubbing on bone and then you have a lot of pain and inflammation.
I’ll give you an example. Here is a nice looking shoulder, with nice smooth articulate cartilage and the shoulder joint of someone with arthritis looks more like that with the cartilage all worn off and that’s why it hurts, and instead of having a nice padding there, the bone starts rubbing on the bone.