I had to have the Labrum (cartiledge capsule that holds the ball in the socket) in my right shoulder re-attatched about 2 years ago. Now, the rim of it is degenerating, causing it to dislocate easily and frequently. Is the degeneration ofthe labrum an early sign of arthritis?
My personal opinion is that you may have some form of traumatic arthritis which might brought you osteoarthritis in the shoulder. When the pain exacebrates on weather change that means that a damage on the joint is present. Inflamatory (autoimmune) arthritis is primary not related to the weather changes, of course unless a physical damage on the joint is caused
Here is an example: I have mild inflamatory migratory arthritis in multiple joints almost 2 yrs now, but do not experience pain exacebration on weather changes, which may assume that the permanent physical damage on my joints is "still" insignificant, but I have pain and aches caused by inflamation and non-related to time, weather, what I eat, whether I move, Today I can run a lot and have a perfect pain free day, but next week I could be in aches (without logical reason).
But what I'm telling about you is my theory and you have to be looked also by rheumatologist except for orthopedist.
I am not a doctor, launching my comments is based on your description and my personal "non-licensed" knowlidge and personal experience.
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Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic uveitis, conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, also showing some strange kidney pain
Post Edited (Marius123) : 9/30/2006 12:16:20 PM (GMT-6)