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Causes of Shoulder Pain – Physiotreatments

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The major causes of shoulder pain:


common causes shoulder pain

The Trauma is the one of the besic causes of shoulder pain.

Trauma is caused by: an Auto accident, Slip and fall on slippery surface or Domestic injury, Work accident Etc.

These Accident/Injuries can result in:

These Accident/Injuries can result in Tendon tear, Rotator cuff tear, Fracture of the shoulder joint, Dislocation of shoulder joint, Labral tear etc.

Fracture of shoulder joint: shoulder joint fracture includes fracture of following bones – Humerus, Scapula-Glenoid cavity, Acromion clavicle close to acromio-clavical joint.

Dislocation of shoulder joint: Shoulder joint dislocation is the separation of humerus in one of the following direction like Anterior, Posterior, Inferior, Superior.

Labral Tear: Tear of the Rim is known as labral tear.

Shoulder joint Arthritis:

Osteoarthritis: Shoulder joint osteoarthritis is a most common type of shoulder joint inflammatory disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the shoulder joint: Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of shoulder joint.

Gout: Gout is cause by inflammation resulting from uric acid deposit over synovial membrane, cartilage and rim of the glanoid cavity.

Septic arthritis of Shoulder joint: Septic arthritis is caused by infection of shoulder joint resulting in collection of abscess (pus) within the joint.

Shoulder joint sprain:

Ligament tear:Ligament tear is become Inflammation of the ligament, Inflammation of the shoulder joint capsule, partial or complete tear of ligament.

Frozen shoulder:

Frozen shoulder is caused by inflamed shoulder joint capsule. Leads to severe joint movement restriction. Extremely stiff joint. It is triggered by systematic disorder.


Tendonitis is inflammatory condition of tendon. Tendonitis may result from tendon injury. Tendon injury cause laceration, partial tear, or complete tear of tendon. Tendonitis is also often seen with degenerative joint disease.

Posterior joint capsule contracture:

Inflammation and thickening of shoulder capsule.

Shoulder Bursitis:

Inflammation of bursa is known as bursitis. Bursitis can cause severe pain with joint movement as well as movement of tendon and ligament. Inflammation stimulates sensory nerve fibers resulting in severe pain.

Rotator cuff impingement:

Rotator cuff impingement is caused by due to squeeze of the rotator cuff during upon arm abductor at shoulder joint. Rotator cuff impingement may result bursitis and tendonitis when bursa or tendon is part of the pinch.

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