Shoulders Getting Older: Mark E. Gittens, D.O.


When people are in their forties and fifties and start to have pain, the most common thing we see is arthritis, where the cartilage on the end of the bone is starting to wear out. Sometimes you can get tendonitis or a tendon tear, or bursitis, or bursal irritation. Sometimes the lining around the socket, called the labrum, can be irritated. That’s really the most common things we see in the, you know, the 40 to 50, maybe early 60 age group.

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