Loose bodies like cartilage, bone or inflamed tissue can remain or become free floating in the joint space. These loose bodies can be caught in the shoulder during movement.
Characteristics of Loose bodies:
Cause: Age related wear & tear OR degenerative changes OR fractures OR trauma OR articular cartilage injuries.
Symptoms: Pain, decreased range of motion, feeling of joint locking and joint instability.
Treatment: Shoulder arthroscopic surgery can remove any inflamed or loose tissue and damaged lining from the shoulder joint.