I have bone on bone..in my right shoulder as of 2014 xrays.. lived with growing pain due to I was told I'd have to retire from work if I did the shoulder replacement. I can't do that.. I can wind down some by avoiding the heavy work. I'm a reupholster. It doesn't hurt when carrying a chair or sofa around the shop or out to the truck. Just movements like reaching or holding on to a bike handlebar. I'm going to see a Surgeon and get new xrays Feb 1st and some options for what I can do. To those who had replacements pre surgery what was your pain like? I have a few different spots and levels of pain and where it comes from. From my outer biceps to my neck. Depending on my arm position or what it's doing.. worst I hate is the constant radiating pain while sitting still in a chair or driving. I hope surgery would rid all but I'm not sure if muscles are damage,etc. or it's a reaction to the inflammation at the joint due to bone on bone. And mostly i hope I can at least sew cushions..do light chairs or dining seats,etc.