Shoulder Pain Causes

Shoulder pain occurs as a result of the injury or disease of the shoulder joint. This injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. The injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (meniscus) and bones of the joint.

Being an extremely mobile joint, it has a greater risk of injury and it plays an important role in the action of major extremity. Moreover the common injuries of shoulder can lead to inflammation of the bursae (bursitis) or tendons (tendonitis) and result in rotator cuff dysfunction as well as instability in shoulder movement.

You might be feeling shoulder pain because of

  • Poor posture
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Shoulder instability
  • Acrmioclavicular joint disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • A broken or a fractured bone.

The main shoulder pain causes include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Broken arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Heart attack
  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Separated shoulder
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon rupture
  • Torn cartilage

Furthermore, shoulder pain can be due to the following mishaps and injuries:

  • Burns (flame or chemical)
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Construction injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents etc.