Causes & Symptoms
Shoulder degeneration is caused by primarily joint stress and chronic injury. Those who have labor or lifestyles that include a lot of redundant lifting of objects overhead, throwing, or participating in high-impact activities are more prone to “mini-traumas”.
As these mini-traumas add up, and if treatment is neglected, they are likely to develop into shoulder degeneration. Age also plays a role in developing shoulder damage. Overtime the body naturally goes through some wear and tear and the cartilage begins to thin out. The symptoms of shoulder degeneration progress gradually, so early recognition is vital in preventing further injury. Joint tenderness is a primary symptom. One may notice that they are having trouble lifting their arms over their head or across their body. As inflammation of the joint gets worse, shooting pains become common.