By Dr. P. Sharat Kumar,Orthopaedics
Shoulder pain most commonly arises from the shoulder joint; however, it may also come from the ligaments, tendons or muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. Shoulder pain usually worsens every time you move your shoulder. Also, there are a large number of diseases which may be the cause of shoulder pain including diseases in your heart and/or gallbladder. However, there are many other causes of shoulder pain as well. Here are some of the most common causes as well as the symptoms that you have shoulder pain:
1. Avascular Necrosis:
This is where the bone tissue dies due to inadequate blood supply.
2. Brachial Plexus Injury:
The brachial plexus are the nerves in your shoulder.
3. Dislocated Shoulder:
This is when the shoulder bone pops out from the shoulder blade’s socket.
Osteoarthritis is when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones degenerates due to excessive wear and tear.
5. Broken Arm:
A broken arm can also result in tremendous shoulder pain.
6. Heart Attack:
Shoulder pain is a symptom of a heart attack as well.
Tendinitis is when one of your tendons get inflamed or irritated.
8. Rotator Cuff Injury:
The tendons and muscles around the shoulder are the rotator cuffs, injuries to which can lead to shoulder pain.
9. Separated Shoulder:
A separated shoulder is when the ligaments holding your shoulder blade to your collarbone get injured.
There are several symptoms of shoulder pain including:
3. Gradually increasing discomfort
4. Loss of mobility
5. Loss of sensation