Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common symptom and there are many possible causes. Top of the list of likely causes is probably some form of physical injury (e.g. a fall, lifting something heavy, rotator cuff injury, etc.), but there is a long list of other causes too. There are various ...

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Shoulder pain You can usually do things to ease shoulder pain yourself. See a GP if it doesn't start feeling better after 2 weeks. ...Source: NHS Choices UK1 ...

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Causes

Physical Injury: A variety of different types of physical actions can injure the shoulder, such as lifting heavy items or a fall. Some of the resulting shoulder disorders include:

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Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain may be localized or may be felt in areas around the shoulder or down the arm. Disease within the body (such as gallbladder, liver, or heart disease, or disease of the cervical spine of the neck) also may ...2

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Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain

See a GP if:

  • the pain doesn't improve after 2 weeks
  • it's very difficult to move your arm or shoulder
  • the pain started after an injury or accident, like a fall

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Causes List for Shoulder Pain

Possible causes of Shoulder Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it really true physical pain? Or is it more like another nerve sensation such as tingling, burning, etc.? Are any of these descriptions of the symptoms more accurate?

  • Shoulder burning sensation
  • Shoulder tingling
  • Shoulder paresthesias
  • Shoulder nerve pain
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Types

Severity of the Pain: How bad is the pain? Describe your pain more precisely as:

  • Shoulder aching pain
  • Mild shoulder pain
  • Shooting shoulder pain
  • Severe shoulder pain
  • Sharp shoulder pain
  • Dull shoulder pain
  • Numbing shoulder pain
  • Diffuse shoulder pain
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Treatments for Shoulder Pain

How to ease shoulder pain yourself You usually need to do these things for 2 weeks before shoulder pain starts to ease. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully from mild shoulder pain. Do

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Misdiagnosis

Shoulder pain has a long list of possible causes, some minor physical problems and some seriously fatal diseases! Misdiagnosis remains a possibility. Undiagnosed Heart Attack. Pain symptoms such as left shoulder pain, left arm pain, or shoulder pain radiating down ...

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ shoulder-pain/ 
  2. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Shoulder_Problems/ default.asp
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ shoulder-pain/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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