Shoulder Pain

Shoulder | Orthopaedics | Shoulder Pain (Symptom)


The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. A group of 4 tendons in the shoulder called the rotator cuff gives the shoulder a wide range of motion. Any swelling, damage, or bony changes around the rotator cuff can cause shoulder pain. This pain can be experienced when raising the arm above the head or moving it behind the back, or straight forward.


The most common cause of shoulder pain occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff trapped under the bone in the shoulder area. The tendons become inflamed or damaged, a condition called tendinitis of the rotator cuff.

Other common causes of shoulder pain are: arthritis in the shoulder joints, bone spurs in the shoulder area, bursitis, inflammation of a fluid-filled sac (bursa) that normally protects the joint and helps it move more smoothly, fractures of the bones of the shoulder, frozen shoulder syndrome occurs when the muscles, tendons and ligaments that are within the shoulder stiffen up and make any motion painful and difficult, the overuse or injury of nearby tendons such as the biceps of the arms and / or dislocation of the shoulder.