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What are the Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be a real pain in the neck, literally. If you're experiencing shoulder pain, it could be due to several reasons. In this blog post, we'll discuss the most common causes of shoulder pain.


First on the list is rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, and it helps to keep the shoulder stable. When these muscles and tendons become injured, it can cause a lot of pain in the shoulder. This injury can occur due to repetitive motions, overuse, or even a sudden trauma like a fall.


Another common cause of shoulder pain is bursitis. Bursae are small sacs of fluid that cushion the joints in your body. When these sacs become inflamed, it can cause a lot of pain in the affected area. Bursitis can be caused by repetitive motions or injury.


Shoulder impingement is another cause of shoulder pain. This occurs when the tendons in your shoulder become compressed or pinched, which can cause a lot of discomfort. This injury can occur due to repetitive motions or overuse.


Arthritis is another common cause of shoulder pain. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a condition that occurs when the cartilage in your joints breaks down over time. This can cause a lot of pain and stiffness in the affected area.


Lastly, a frozen shoulder can also cause a lot of pain and discomfort. This occurs when the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, making it difficult to move your arm. A frozen shoulder can occur due to injury, overuse, or even as a result of another medical condition.


In conclusion, there are many different causes of shoulder pain. If you're experiencing shoulder pain, it's important to seek medical attention to determine the cause of your discomfort and to receive proper treatment.


Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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