Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these symptoms:

  • Pain in the shoulder that gets worse with activity and continues to worsen over time.
  • Pain in the back of the shoulder that feels like a deep ache in the joint. It also tends to worsen with weather changes.
  • Pain at the top of the shoulder that may extend to the neck.
  • Pain throughout the entire shoulder.
  • Reduced range of motion in the shoulder.
  • A snapping, clicking or grinding sound when you move the shoulder.