Shoulder joint pain is one of the most widespread reasons due to which people frequently visit the physicians. The shoulder is one of the most movable and used joint in the human body. However, it’s very important to note that it is an instable joint. The instability of shoulder increases the chances of having a shoulder joint pain or shoulder injury. Moreover it is very important to note that the pain felt around the region of shoulder blade always arises from the neck.
Seven causes of the Shoulder joint pain
- Dislocation: One of the most important causes of shoulder joint pain is the dislocations. In fact, research vouches the fact that shoulder joint is one of the most common dislocated joint of the human body. Dislocation occurs basically when there is backward pull of the arm that catches the muscles suddenly to resist. When there is a frequent dislocation of the shoulder, it is termed as shoulder instability. The shoulder dislocation can be forward, downward or backward. It is no secret that dislocation produces enormous amount of pain.
- Separation: Separation of the shoulder occurs when the collarbone (scientific term for collarbone is clavicle) meets the scapula i.e. shoulder blade. When the ligaments that grip the acromioclavicular joint collectively are completely or partially torn. The collarbone’s outer end can slip out of its place. This prevents collarbone from meeting the shoulder blade. The main cause for separation is an injury to the shoulder.
- Sternoclavicular separation: This is different from separation mentioned above. This does not directly create shoulder pain. However, it affects the functionality of the shoulder by causing problems while sternoclavicular rotation. Sternoclavicular separation occurs at the time when the breastbone gets separated from the clavicle from the point of sternoclavicular joint. This type of separations is quite rare.
- Rotator cuff tears and tendinitis: Rotator cuff tears and tendinitis are very closely related and can occur in combination or alone. This is caused when the bursa and rotator cuff are inflamed, irritated and swollen. They may become clutched between acromion and head. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon.
- SLAP tear (lesion): SLAP is the abbreviated form of (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior). It occurs at the time when the cartilage starts delaminating from glenoid. This results in instability around the area of the shoulder.
- Frozen shoulder: Frozen shoulder is medically termed as adhesive capsulitis. The name itself is quite self explanatory in the sense that the shoulder movement is greatly restricted in the individuals affected by frozen shoulder. This is caused by frequent injury that basically leads to basically lack of use occurring due to shoulder joint pain. Surgery to the shoulder can also lead to frozen shoulder. Individuals with stroke, diabities lung disease and heart disease are at a greater risk of frozen shoulder.
- Fracture: The shoulder bone fracture basically involves total or partial crack. This crack can be any of the three shoulder bones namely clavicle, the humerus and scapula.
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