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OA Shoulder

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition characterized by joint inflammation, pain and stiffness.

As the cartilage that cushions joints wears down, bones can rub directly against each other, leading to bony spurs around the joint that may also put pressure on surrounding nerves and muscles. In most joints of the body, OA is a symptom of aging or normal wear and tear, and thus more common in adults over 50, but in the shoulder OA is often triggered by an injury, causing pain in active adults and even young people.

Pain management and physical therapy may help relieve discomfort and restore free range of motion in the shoulder.

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