Shoulder Pain
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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of
movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to
injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following

Strains from overexertion
Tendonitis from overuse
Shoulder joint instability
Collar or upper arm bone fractures
Frozen shoulder
Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)
Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many
common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate
diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate
treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have shoulder pain,
some common causes include:
Bursitis | Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
The most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain is bursitis
or tendonitis of the rotator cuff.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator cuff tears occur when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate
from the bone. Surgery is sometimes necessary for this condition.
Frozen Shoulder
Also called 'adhesive capsuliitis,' this is a common condition that leads
to stiffness of the joint. Physical therapy and stretching are extremely
important aspects of treatment.
Calcific Tendonitis
Calcific tendonitis is a condition of calcium deposits within a tendon --
most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons. Treatment of calcific
tendonitis depends on the extent of symptoms.
Shoulder Instability
Instability is a problem that causes a loose joint. Instability can be
caused by a traumatic injury (dislocation), or may be a developed