Front shoulder pain

Deltoid muscle

Deltoid Pain

Deltoid pain relates to the large deltoid muscle on the top & outside of the shoulder. Although not a common injury, an injured deltoid can result in pain at the front, side or back of the shoulder. A contusion is more common and occurs from direct impact or trauma to the muscle. Deltoid muscle strain …

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Subacromial bursitis

Subacromial Bursitis

Subacromial bursitis has similar symptoms to Supraspinatus tendinitis. In particular shoulder pain over a 60-degree arc when the arm is lifted out sideways. Symptoms Symptoms of subacromial bursitis can be similar to those of supraspinatus inflammation and consist of: Pain and weakness in the arm, particularly when it is lifted sideways through a 60-degree arc. …

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Long Head of Biceps Rupture

A rupture or tear to the long head of the biceps causes pain at the front of the shoulder. It is more common in older athletes. Symptoms A sudden sharp pain at the front of the upper arm. Swelling over the front of the shoulder joint. You may have a feeling that something at the …

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Broken collar bone cavicle fracture

Broken Collar Bone (Clavicle Fracture)

A clavicle fracture is a fracture of the clavicle bone at the front of the shoulder. It is also known as a broken collarbone. It is usually caused from a fall onto the shoulder, or onto an outstretched arm. If you suspect a broken collar bone then seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms Immediate severe pain …

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Pectoralis Major Strain

The pectoralis major muscle is a large powerful muscle at the front of the chest. It is used to rotate the arm inwards. Its weak point is where the tendon attaches to the arm bone, and a strain or rupture can happen here when it is put under stress when weight training for example. Symptoms …

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Biceps tendonitis at the shoulder

Biceps Tendonitis (Shoulder)

Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the long head of the biceps muscle, causing pain at the front of the shoulder. It is not a particularly common injury, but excessive weight training or overuse is a potential cause. Symptoms of biceps tendinopathy Symptoms of biceps tendinopathy/tendonitis include pain and inflammation at the front of the shoulder. …

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Pec Major Tendon Inflammation

The Pectoralis Major tendon is weakest where it inserts into the arm or humerus bone. Common sports that can inflame the tendon include racket sports, rowing, swimming, and weight training. The pain when performing these activities will probably have increased over a period of time. Resting from these sports is essential to recovering from this …

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Rotator cuff strain

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is an overuse injury causes inflammation of one of the tendons in the shoulder joint, usually a rotator cuff tendon. Shoulder tendinopathy is probably a more accurate term as it describes degeneration of a tendon, rather than acute inflammation. Symptoms Symptoms of shoulder tendinitis include pain when moving the shoulder. The pain usually …

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Glenoid Labrum Tear

Glenoid Labrum Tear

A Glenoid labrum tear is a tear of a fibrous ring of tissue in the shoulder joint. It is often caused by repetitive movements such as overhead throwing, causing general pain and weakness. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a Glenoid labrum tear. Symptoms Symptoms include shoulder pain which cannot be localized …

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Shoulder impingement

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is sometimes called swimmer’s shoulder, or thrower’s shoulder. It is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff becoming trapped as they pass through the shoulder joint. Impingement syndrome symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of impingement syndrome in the shoulder include: Pain comes on gradually over a period of time. Pain may be …

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