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In order to properly treat shoulder pain, it is important to first determine which of the many shoulder pain causes is bringing about your particular discomfort. Below youll find a list of common shoulder pain causes accompanied by a brief explanation. While this information should by no means be considered as medical advice, it does serve to guide your path toward relief from neck shoulder pain, shoulder blade pain, and right shoulder pain.

Shoulder Bursitis Bursitis, also commonly known as rotator cuff tendonitis, is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Bursitis results when one or more bursae (sacs of fluid located near muscles and tendons) become inflamed due to the friction of repeated rubbing against a bone. Bursitis is most commonly the result of repeated movement or excessive use of the shoulder in question. It can also be caused by a traumatic injury to the shoulder which damages the bursae.

Rotator Cuff Tear A torn rotator cuff is when one or more of the four rotator cuff tendons separate from the bone. The most common causes of a rotator cuff tear are the degeneration of the tendons as a result of aging, and also the direct injury of the tendons often suffered during high impact activity such as participating in athletics.

Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is characterized by severely reduced mobility and stiffness of the shoulder. Frozen shoulder often arises when there has been a lack of shoulder movement for an extended period of time, often while compensating for a previous shoulder injury.

Shoulder Arthritis Arthritis of the shoulder often occurs when the cartilage between the ball of the arm bone and shoulder socket has been severely reduced or lost. This produces an unsmooth grinding of the two bones. This grinding sensation is often a good clue as to the cause of your shoulder pain. There are three main types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is when joint cartilage is gradually worn down over time, and is most common in the elderly and in athletes. Post traumatic arthritis is the result of a sever injury to the shoulder in which the cartilage has been ruined. Rheumatoid arthritis is an arthritic disease by which the cartilage is targeted and destroyed by the body itself.

Shoulder pain can sometimes be related to neck pain so be sure to read up on neck muscle pain & neck pain relief.
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