Inflammatory arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Your body’s normal defence system begin triggers an attack on the cells in the lining of your joints.
The result is pain, tenderness, stiffness and eventually joint damage. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common form of inflammatory arthritis.
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Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
The rotator cuff is formed of four tendons and the adjacent muscles that attach your arm to the top of your shoulder blade, which gives the shoulder stability and control. Tears to the rotator cuff tendon can occur for many reasons including acute injury, overuse or normal age-related changes.