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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shoulder Pain from Arthritis? Shown and Explained with Color X-Ray Images

The Shoulder Joint, also called the "gleno-humeral joint" is formed between the "ball" of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the "socket" of  the shoulder blade (glenoid). It is surrounded by a capsule, multiple ligaments and muscles (rotator cuff) which give it stability but allow it move freely. In fact, the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint of the human body.

The cartilage of the shoulder joint is prone to degeneration as it is in other "ball and socket" type joints (hip joint) of the human body. As this cartilage thins out, the bone under it is exposed. This can eventually cause grinding of bone on bone and produce bone spurring.

Common signs of significant arthritis of the shoulder joint are pain in front of the shoulder, stiffness and weakness in the joint.

Let's take a look at the general Bone Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint first. The Color X-Ray Image below is an Interactive Image. As you move your mouse cursor over the Image, Interactive Tags appear. Each tag displays text which explains a specific anatomical structure.



Color X-Ray Normal Shoulder Joint Anatomy
Interactive Color X-Ray of the Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint

Here is the same Color X-Ray Image in 3-D to give you a better 3-Dimensional understanding of the Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint:

3D Color X Ray Normal Shoulder Joint


The Color X-Ray Image below shows a Normal and Degenerated Shoulder Joint. The large whole body Color X-Ray on the left helps to get you oriented. The upper Image on the right is a Color X-Ray of a Normal Shoulder Joint. Notice the amount of space available in the Normal Joint. Below it, a severely degenerated Joint has lost most of its Joint space from severe Arthritis (red arrows).



Color X Ray of Normal and Degenerated Shoulder Joints
Color X-Ray Images of a Normal and Degenerated Shoulder Joint


Here is the Color X-Ray Image of the Degenerated Shoulder Joint in 3-D to show you more detail of  the severe Shoulder Joint Arthritis:

3D Color X Ray Degenerated Shoulder Joint
 
 

Most treatments for Arthritis of the Shoulder Joint focus on Anti-Inflammatory Medications and Physical Therapy. In very severe cases, the Shoulder Joint can be replaced with an Artificial Joint.


If you enjoyed this Blog, here are some related subjects from recent MMI Blogs:
What is Hip Joint Arthritis? Shown and Explained with Color X-Ray and Color MRI Images!
What is a Sacroiliac Joint and why does it cause Pain? Shown and explained with Color X-Ray Images
What is Arthritis of the Hands? Shown and Explained with Color X-Ray Images
Knee Joint Arthritis shown and explained with Color X-Ray Images

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