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Acromioclavicular Shoulder Joint Arthritis

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Acromioclavicular shoulder joint arthritis occurs when the small acromioclavicular (AC) joint at the top of the shoulder becomes inflamed due to the breakdown of cartilage. Without the normal amount of cartilage to act as shock absorbers and cushions between joints, the bones rub together and cause pain, inflammation and stiffness.

What are the signs and symptoms of acromioclavicular shoulder joint arthritis?

  • Chronic dull pain
  • Inflammation and swelling

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