Shoulder cartilage and arthritis

Seek care if you have pain in your shoulder that does not improve with rest. Typically, the pain progresses slowly over time, but if you have a sudden or sharp increase in pain, you should seek medical care. This is also true if you begin to notice decreased shoulder range of motion. Persistent and painful popping, clicking, or catching in the shoulder is not normal and should be evaluated.

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