Shoulder pain with overhead movements

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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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)

Rotator cuff tendonitis (tendinopathy) is an overuse injury causing gradual onset pain in the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendonitis Symptoms Shoulder pain which has developed gradually over a period of days or weeks. Often patients are unable to determine a specific point in time when the …

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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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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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Rotator cuff strain

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff strain is a tear to any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. It is common in throwing and racket sports. A torn rotator cuff can range from mild to severe. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and exercises. Symptoms Torn rotator cuff symptoms at the time of injury …

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AC joint sprain

AC Joint Separation/Sprain

An AC joint separation, or AC joint sprain, is an injury to the ligaments which hold the acromioclavicular joint together at the top of the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for AC joint sprains. Symptoms AC joint sprains are often caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm. Symptoms include: Pain …

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Supraspinatus tear

Supraspinatus Tear

The supraspinatus muscle runs along the top of the shoulder blade and inserts at the top of the arm, or humerus bone, and is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. A supraspinatus tear can occur from falling onto an outstretched arm, or from throwing activities. Symptoms of a supraspinatus tendon tear Symptoms of a …

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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

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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