Shoulder Pain is a very common problem among athletes, middle aged and elder individuals especially diabetics. It is the 3rd most common Musculoskeletal Pain.
More than 50% individuals suffer from shoulder pain at some point of time in their life. Following are the causes of shoulder pain listed below:
Rotator cuff Tendinopathy and Rotator cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome or Swimmer’s Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Avascular Necrosis of Shoulder
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
SLAP Labrum Tear
Brachial Plexus Injury
AC joint Injury
Referred Pain of Acidity, Heart Attack , Diaphragm phrenic nerve irritation (Kehr Sign)
Fracture of Humerus, Clavicle and Scapula
32 replies on “Causes of Shoulder Pain”
If I could pick your brain, what clinical term would it be with symptoms that occasionally arise that have flare ups of cramps along with shoulder muscles feeling like they are on fire? I would like to do further research due to unknown symptom for 22 years. TYIA
is the pain confined to only shoulder muscles or is it generalised muscle cramps and pain occurs not only in shoulder but also other muscles also ??
I usually have ( in muscles)distributed evenly ( dull pain ) all day & when the flare ups occur it is confined in the left shoulder all the way to the armpit.
diffuse myopathy or muscular ache can be due to any underlying conditions like dermatomyositis ,SLE do you have fever accompanying your flare ups ?
i advice to consult a physiotherapist or an orthopedics and do have a complete review regarding your condition it can be SLE, Dermatomyositis if u have skin pigmentation along with muscular ache or it can be generalised muscle weakness its better to have a complete review with orthopedics and a physiotherapist
No, thankfully no fever when flare ups occur. I definitely will do Dr, research, & thank you for pointing me at right direction to look. The doctors I’ve seen before were regular doctors that can’t diagnose a hole in the ground
being a physiotherapist we always look for complete review before coming to any conclusion and after perfect diagnosis then we proceed for specific treatment so that patient gets best results
Usuaslly both shoulders ache all day but it’s dull pain. When I get flare ups it’s confined to my left shoulder blade to armpit area
do you have cervical pain also
No, the main reason I was asking about what it would be called is because there is always a root cause. I have been drinking smoothies with loads of nutrients that my body must have needed.
Can you guide the readers as to what simple shoulder exercises you advice to keep the joint in good shape ?.Thank you
please have a look at my blog on simple shoulder exercises here is the link https://ptmasterguide.com/2018/10/17/simple-home-based-shoulder-rehabilitation-exercises/
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You are certainly very knowledgeable in your field and will have many patients, if you do not already. I hurt my shoulders many years ago, working to wash windows in shopping centers as a second job to pay for my then mobile home. I paid the price for the repetitive movement, for the pain was traveling up my arms, especially on the right side, and the then doctor on duty told me that pain cannot travel up the arm. Well, he was wrong, and it did. It was a holiday and i believe he did not want to be working so took it out on the patients.
Last year I injured both arms trying to move things that were way too heavy for me (I am 77 but young in mind and spirit) – heavy equipment in my significant other’s old mobile home. He used to be the maintenance man for our senior mobile home park and he gotten written up for having the equipment on the carport. I had just brought him home from the hospital where he had major surgery on his neck. So rather than get some kind of fine, I took all the things to an area specified by our park management. And within a couple of days, my inner side of my elbows swelled up like baseballs, and I have had pain when trying to lift etc. ever since. I appreciate the information you have shared with us. Thank you kindly.
After listening to your health issue i would adviced you to consult an orthopedics specialist and a physiotherapist along with that have your uric acid , blood glucose analysis. It’s better have your complete biochemistry profile analysis and don’t go for X-ray ,MRI straight away first let orthopedics ask for that. Please consult an orthopedics and physiotherapist . But primarily have your uric acid and blood glucose analyais.
Thank you so very kindly. This is a good thing, and I will do this. I have a very good brand new doctor (new for me) and he is from Egypt, and an excellent and thoughtful doctor, so I am sure I can talk to him about this and he will get me an orthopedics doctor and physiotherapist. I know it does help to get physiotherapy. Thank you so much once again. I wish you the very best in this life.
my pleasure , thanks a lot for your kind words
So interesting that you visited my blog today and I’m suffering from shoulder pain that started in August when my puppy decided to go from standing still to full speed run to the back and yanked my arm so hard I thought it was likely dislocated. The acute pain subsided and I went back to my normal activities of mixed martial arts class twice a week (no contact), dancing, hiking, and weights once a week. Sometimes it’s fine but sometimes I can’t reach up for things on a high shelf or even do a shoulder roll without pain. I’ve been using Advil and topical cream. Just this morning, I decided I need to see someone. Any suggestions?
According to me you should consult an orthopedic specialist and a physiotherapist ,you might have micro tears or microstrain in rotator cuff muscles or shoulder muscles ,a proper physical exam will rule the cause out of shoulder pain. As of now you should perform gentle shoulder range of motion exercises, partial weight bearing exercises of shoulder like by lifting weights in your hands and then perform shoulder movement.
Thanks. I kept thinking it would go away over time but that hasn’t happened.
you have to follow proper rehabilitation regime regular physiotherapy will help you recover faster and will also save you from reoccurrence of pain
Nice one. Thank you.
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