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Shoulder pain
Summary: Shoulder pain is a common problem with a number of different causes. It's often a symptom of another problem. There are a number of reasons why you might be experiencing shoulder pain, which include:
  • poor posture
  • frozen shoulder – a painful condition that reduces normal movement in the joint and can sometimes prevent movement in the shoulder altogether
  • rotator cuff disorders – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help to keep it stable
  • shoulder instability – where the shoulder is unstable and has an unusually large range of movement (hypermobility)
  • acromioclavicular joint disorders – conditions that affect the acromioclavicular joint, which is the joint at the top of the shoulder
  • osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints
  • a broken (fractured) bone, such as a fracture of the humerus (upper arm bone) or broken collarbone
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 22/11/2018