Common Shoulder Pain Causes
Shoulder pain can commence after a traumatic injury or present gradually.
Traumatic shoulder injuries include:
- Shoulder fractures (broken bones),
- Shoulder dislocation (out of position),
- AC joint injury (torn ligaments),
- Shoulder tendinopathy (tendon injuries) or
- Rotator cuff or muscular injuries.
The most common cause of traumatic shoulder injuries would be sports injuries or lifting injuries.
Gradual onset shoulder injuries include:
- Previous injuries that are inadequately treated (e.g. old joint or ligament sprains)
- Shoulder impingement or shoulder bursitis from poor muscular control, soft tissue tightness or joint position issues (biomechanical faults)
- Stiff joints (lack of movement diminishes joint nutrition) e.g. frozen shoulder
- Joints laxity (excessive sloppiness causes joint or tendon damage through poor control)
- Shoulder Arthritis
Your shoulder physiotherapist will be able to assist with your diagnosis and treatment plan. Please consult with them regarding your shoulder condition.