CONDITION - Shoulder Arthritis (DJD) Continued
The symptoms (common physical complaints) in arthritis of the shoulder include
Pain primarily in the front of your shoulder. Sometimes you can have pain at the side of your shoulder. Pain becomes worse with virtually any motion of the shoulder, not just overhead activity like in rotator cuff disease.
Moderate to severe weakness.
This is a major component of shoulder arthritis. This stiffness is often severe and has developed over many years. Sometimes, the stiffness and loss of motion alone can be the biggest problem!
Because the shoulder has lost some or all of its cartilage, the surfaces of the joint are no longer smooth.
Unable to Sleep on Shoulder
Most patients with shoulder arthritis complain of difficulty sleeping on the shoulder at night.