One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. The shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow arm movement. Because so many different structures constitute the shoulder, this is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a common source of shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is a troublesome condition. It is hard to move normally and perform daily tasks like getting dressed and driving. Shoulder pain often leads to that you experience pain in other parts of the body, such as between the shoulder blades and neck, stiffness in arm, neck, shoulder, back, wrist and fingers.
The rotator cuff is a common source of shoulder pain. Pain may be the result of:
- The rotator cuff tendons may suffer irritation or damage.
- The pouch can become inflamed and swell with more fluid, causing pain.
- When you raise your arm to shoulder height, the space between the acromion and the rotator cuff decreases. The acromion can rub against the tendon and the bag, causing irritation and pain.
The rotator cuff pain is common in young athletes and also in middle age. Young athletes who use their arms above the head level for swimming, playing baseball and tennis is particularly vulnerable. People who lift weights or do activities with arms above head level as wallpaper, construction or painting are also susceptible. Pain may also develop as a result of a minor injury. Sometimes it happens for no apparent cause.
Initial symptoms may be minor. The patients often do not seek treatment at an early stage. These symptoms may include:
- Mild pain with activity and at rest
- Pain radiating from the front shoulder to the side of the arm
- Sudden pain with lifting movements and extent
- Athletes who play sports above the level of the head may have pain, for example, throwing or doing tennis serve
As the problem progresses, the symptoms increase:
- Pain at night
- Loss of strength and movement
- Difficulty in performing activities that place the arm behind the back
If the pain comes suddenly, the shoulder may be severely sensitive to pressure. The entire movement can be limited and be painful.
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