Yes, one can have several different types of arthritis in the shoulders. In addition to the arthritis, pain and mobility limitations can come from bursitis, impingement syndrome, and/or tendonitis. I have spondyloarthropathy and it effects both my shoulders. I get inflammatory bursitis and enthesitis [inflammation in the end of the tendons where they insert into the bone]. Both shoulders have been injected with cortisone and it has helped greatly. I have pain when I try to raise my arms, reach back or across the chest, and the shoulder will get "stuck" on occasion. The symptoms really vary among people.
Have you had an evaluation? xrays? MRI? Are you seeing a rheumatologist? Good luck! --Ides
CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, connective tissue disease,
asthma, PAD, peripheral neuropathy