The shoulder has a wide range and versatile range of motion. As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is prone to multiple types of injury. Shoulder pain may originate from the joint itself or from the many muscles, ligaments or tendons that surround it. Pain may arise from swelling, inflammation, tendon tears as well as from degenerative conditions. Other causes may include dislocation, fracture, or “frozen shoulder syndrome.” Pain typically worsens with excessive activity or movement of the arm or shoulder.
Signs & Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
- Stiff shoulder.
- Inability to rotate arm in all normal positions.
- Numbness or weakness when carrying out daily tasks.
- Pain with reaching overhead.
- Pain when reaching behind you.
- Pain radiating to the elbow.
- Pain radiating to the outside of the shoulder.
- Pain when lifting heavy items.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Joint Osteoarthritis
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Muscle Strain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Pinched Nerves
- Shoulder Joint Instability
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Collar or Upper-Arm Bone Fractures