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About Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain and Stiffness

The shoulder is a “ball and socket” joint and is the most mobile joint in the human body. This joint is primarily responsible for movement of the shoulder and the arms. Pain in the shoulder and arm can cause significant discomfort and can gradually increase to an extent that regular shoulder motion becomes increasingly difficult because of pain.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder occurs most often in women between the ages of 40 and 60. The shoulder joint capsule becomes painful and inflamed, typically on a gradual basis following a minor injury or overuse. Then, due to efforts to avoid pain, a person will consciously try to avoid motion. The end result is that the shoulder becomes difficult or even impossible to move. This condition is significantly painful and debilitating, and can last years if not effectively treated.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, also known as impingement syndrome, happens when the tendons in the complex shoulder joint become inflamed and irritated. This can be caused by sleeping improperly on the shoulder or participating in activities that involve repetitive motion of the shoulder and arm. Lifting above the head also causes irritation and inflammation of the rotator cuff.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is extremely common in athletes that frequently must raise their arms above their heads and also involves forcible short bursts of motion. It is often called swimmer's shoulder, tennis shoulder, or pitchers shoulder.

Arthritis of the Shoulder

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the shoulder. The cartilage that covers the ends of the bones wears away which causes the rough ends of the bones to have compromised space. This limits normal mechanics of the joint, and thereby causes inflammation and swelling and makes movement of the shoulder difficult and painful.

Arthritis in the shoulder most commonly occurs in people over the age of 50. However, it can occur in young athletes as well as younger people who have had shoulder injuries or infections.

3 Steps to Improving Your Shoulder Pain and Stiffness


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