Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is the gradual wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. This leads to the two bones of the joint rubbing together, causing pain.  If you have experienced previous trauma or shoulder surgery you are more likely to develop osteoarthritis later in life.  The symptoms may include swelling, stiffness, aching and sharp stabbing pains.

There are a range of exercises that will assist in strengthening the muscles around the shoulder and prevent loss of the shoulders range of movement which, in turn, will help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis.  Please see the shoulder exercise in our video section.