Shoulder pain could be due to a sudden injury on the sports field or an accident on the road – even trips and falls at home can damage your shoulder joint and cause acute pain.
You might have a degenerative condition that’s due to age-related wear-and-tear or an overuse injury from repeating the same arm movements many times.
Some of the shoulder pain conditions the Town Center Orthopaedics team sees often include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder instability
- Labral tears
- Bone spurs
Shoulder pain might be instant if you break or dislocate the joint or tear the cartilage and soft tissues. Degenerative problems like osteoarthritis tend to develop more slowly, so your shoulder pain gradually increases over time.
Accurately diagnosing the cause of your shoulder pain ensures you receive the most appropriate treatment.