As the most versatile joint in the human body, our shoulder joint provides us with a tremendous amount of flexibility. However, this range of motion can lead to shoulder pain or discomfort.
In most cases, pain in the shoulder can be the result of one of four main cases: inflammation, instability, arthritis, or a fracture.
Symptoms of a possible shoulder condition or injury include:
- Pain and stiffness in or around the shoulder joint
- Limited shoulder mobility
- Difficulty and/or inability to reach overhead
- Shoulder joint pain that keeps you awake at night
- A popping or grinding feeling when using the afflicted shoulder
Whether you're suffering from a recent injury, such as a rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation, or the pain in your shoudler has developed over time from shoulder tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) or bursitis, consider consulting with a shoulder doctor at Western Orthopaedics by calling 303-321-1333.
Shoulder pain also arises from a variety of causes with the most common ones listed below.
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