Do you have shoulder pain? If yes, have you seen a doctor yet? Pain in the shoulder joint can be a sign of arthritis. The disease causes the soft cartilage of the shoulder to erode, resulting in pain when bones touch. The condition can often be controlled with drugs and a change of lifestyle. However, if it fails to respond to these, shoulder replacement surgery can be suggested. Surgery leads to the replacement of the whole joint, and it can remove a great deal of pain.