Shoulder pain can have many causes. You may have injured it from a fall or accident, or you may have overdone it with a chore like painting. Sometimes shoulder pain is caused due to conditions like arthritis. It can even come from problems in other parts of your body, called referred pain.
The causes and risk factors of shoulder pain are as follows :
Dislocation:- Your upper arm may come out of its socket if your shoulder is forced back or turned too much. Your shoulder will ache and become weak. Furthermore, numbness, bruising, and swelling are possible.
Separation:- The joint where your collarbone and shoulder blade meet is harmed by this injury. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is what it is known as. The ligaments keeping it together are torn by a fall or violent impact. You will have a hump on the top of your shoulder if your collarbone is forced out of position.
Fracture:- If you fall or take a heavy hit, a bone may shatter or crack. The clavicle (collarbone) and the humerus are the two bones most often broken (the arm bone closest to your shoulder). You will be in great pain and possibly bruised. If your collarbone is broken, your shoulder may sag and you may not be able to lift your arm.
Cartilage tear:- You can damage the cartilage (rubber cushion) that surrounds the edge of the shoulder joint. This can happen after doing the same movement over and over. You can also injure it when you fall or any time your shoulder is under a lot of force. With this type of injury, you may feel pain when you put your hand over your head, and your shoulder may feel weak. It may also feel like it’s getting stuck, locked, or grinding.
Rotator cuff tear:- Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons in your shoulder that holds your arm in place and allows you to lift your arm overhead. You may damage it due to overuse or when dropped. It also starts to wear out as you get older. Your shoulder may pain at night and while you try to lift things. You can hear a crackling sound when you move it.
Frozen shoulder:- This condition limits the amount of motion of your joints. Bands of abnormal tissue (sticky) build up in the joint and prevent your shoulder from moving freely. Your shoulder may be “frozen” because of pain or surgery that makes you less likely to use your shoulder, allowing adhesives to form.
Impingement:- This occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become compressed in the shoulder bones. Pain and swelling may result from it. This may be triggered if you often raise your arms over your head.
Bursitis:- If you repeatedly do the same movements, your bursa, a fluid-filled sac that cushions your joint, may become inflamed and bloated. Yet a fall or other injuries are also potential causes.
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