Shoulder Pain: An Overview of Common Causes and Symptoms
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is comprised of the top part of the arm bone (the humerus) that forms a joint with the shoulder blade (scapula). It is an extremely mobile joint and is susceptible to injury and degeneration. The most common causes of shoulder pain include but are not limited to:
- Osteoarthritis: which occurs when cartilage degenerates, leading to pain, inflammation, and the development of bone spurs. It is also known as degenerative joint disease.
- Bursitis: the inflammation of the bursa (the fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints);
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder that often occurs as the result of a sports-related injury
- Frozen Shoulder: (Adhesive Capsulitis) which is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.
When pain lasts more than a few days, it’s important to seek medical treatment. Other symptoms that require medical attention include the inability to raise the arm; swelling or bruising around the joint; visible deformity of the joint; and restriction in the movement or function of the arm.
At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, we have a team of practitioners as well as medical doctors onsite in our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey offices to assist with shoulder pain. Why continue to live with this pain and the limitations that can occur when there are solutions?!
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Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
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Wall, NJ 07719
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747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
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20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728