Gradual onset shoulder pain

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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Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for frozen shoulder. It is a condition causing pain and restricted movement in the shoulder joint. There are three phases that a Frozen shoulder will pass through; a freezing phase, a stiff phase and a thawing phase where the pain gradually reduces and mobility increases. Symptoms Painful (freezing) phase …

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Shoulder Subluxation

Shoulder subluxation or shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder partially dislocates. By its nature, the shoulder joint allows a large range of movement which means it is likely to be less stable. There are several reasons why the shoulder joint may be unstable and dislocate which are described below. Medical help from a physiotherapist will …

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Suprascapular Neuropathy

Suprascapular neuropathy usually occurs as a result of traction damage to the suprascapular nerve, causing an aching or burning pain at the back and or side of the shoulder joint. This nerve can become damaged in sports that use overhead arm actions like cricket and tennis. Resting from these aggravating activities is the main way …

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Biceps Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

Biceps tendinopathy (or biceps tendonitis) is inflammation or more likely degeneration 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. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Symptoms of biceps …

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Referred Shoulder Pain

Pain in the shoulder can be referred to or caused by, a problem in another area of the body such as the neck or spine. Pressure on nerves from various causes can result in pain being transmitted into the shoulder. General pain in the arm, shoulder, neck and chest areas can indicate a referred pain …

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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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Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder Tendonitis or Tenosynovitis is a degenerative condition of any of the tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. This is usually the rotator cuff tendons but it can also occur in the biceps and triceps tendons. The shoulder pain usually comes on gradually and is due to repetitive movements and overuse. It is common in those …

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