Shoulder and Arm Pain

What is Shoulder and Arm Pain?

Shoulder and arm pain can consist of throbbing, stiffness, or sharp pains in the upper back, shoulders, and arms. Several conditions can cause localized pain in the neck and head including sports injury, vehicular accidents, muscle and joint disorders.


  • Stiffness
  • Inflammation of the muscles and tendons
  • Soreness
  • Sharp pain
  • Throbbing pain

Locations of Shoulder and Arm Pain

  • Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Arm
  • Elbow
  • Hands
  • Fingers
Shoulder Arm Pain

Conditions Related to Shoulder and Arm Pain

Rotator Cuff Injury is caused by acute injury or overuse of the rotator cuff causing tearing or straining.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons and muscles that help move the shoulder joint.

Frozen Shoulder is a limitation on shoulder function due to the build-up of scar tissue or tissue in the joints.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a condition where the blood vessels or nerves have become compressed in the thoracic outlet.

Bursitis is the inflammation of bursae, or fluid-filled sacs in the joints.

Tendon Sheath Inflammation (Tenosynovitis) is the inflammation of the protective covering, or sheath, of the tendons.

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the joints and muscles with chronic, widespread pain.

Whiplash is an injury caused by the sudden backward and forward motion of the head.

Spinal Stenosis is a condition where the spinal cord is compressed by a narrowing spinal column.

Sprains and Strains are injuries in the joints and tendons from an accident or collision.

Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis, and wear-and-tear arthritis caused by the breaking down of cartilage from aging.

Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons caused by over use.

Other Causes

  • Broken Shoulder Bone
  • Broken Arm
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Heart Attack
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Bone Spurs

Shoulder and Arm Pain Treatment

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