Shoulder condition

The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. 

The shoulder joint is formed where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket. 

In shoulder condition, you feel severe pain and observe swelling in your joints around the affected area. 

What is a Shoulder condition?


Shoulders can be referred to as the joints where the humerus, upper arm bone, scapula that is shoulder blades, and clavicle (collarbone) connect. 

The humerus is located between the round socket of the scapula on each of the body sides. The shoulder is held by a group of four tendons and muscles called the rotator cuff. It protects the humerus and helps you to move your arm up.

In shoulder condition, you feel severe pain and observe swelling in your joints around the affected area. 

You will have to ask yourself a few questions to determine whether you are having a shoulder injury or not. Which includes,

  • Is your arm moving normally? 

  • Is your shoulder painful or too stiff?

  • Do you feel that the shoulder is popping out of the socket?

  • Is your shoulder having sufficient strength to do the daily tasks?

Generally, it is possible to treat your shoulder with ice and rest at home. You can use a bandage for holding it in a place and for elevation above the heart. 


What are the symptoms included in Shoulder condition?


  • Deformity on the shoulder

  • Unable to use the shoulder

  • Severe pain

  • Sudden swelling 

  • Numbness and weakness in arm or hand


What are the Causes of Shoulder condition?


Shoulder pain condition can be the result of common injuries such as,

  • Dislocation

In case of the hard pullback of shoulder or distance rotation, the upper arm bone may come out of the socket. This will result in weakness and shoulder pain. Also, numbness, swelling, and bruising will be observed.

  • Separation 

In this type of injury, your shoulder blade and collarbone will be affected. Which is also known as an AC (acromioclavicular ) joint. A hard blow or fall causes ligaments to tear. In the case of dislocation of the collarbone, swelling is observed on the shoulder top.

  • Fracture

A bone breakage by falling, hard-hit, or accident can cause severe pain in the affected area. Mostly the common fractures that occur are collarbone and humerus break. Bruising will be felt. Arm lifting will not be possible in this case.

  • Cartilage Tear

Cartilage is located into the rim of your shoulder joint. If you are repeating the same motion, tears can be seen. Also, some injuries may result in cartilage damage. 

You will observe pain reaching till your head in this condition. The shoulder will become weak. Grinding, locking, and catching sensations may also occur. 

  • Rotator Cuff tear

It is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder that holds your arm and allows the lifting. Overusing or falling can damage it. 

Wear and tear also result while aging. Generally, you will feel pain at night and while lifting in this condition. While moving it you may also hear a crackling sound.

  • Frozen Shoulder

This condition will limit your shoulder movements. Stiffness will be there in the joint area.

Frozen shoulder is caused due to the development of adhesions in your joint. It occurs because of less shoulder usage due to severe pain or surgery.

  • Impingement

This condition is the result of the pinching of the shoulder bones on the rotator cuff tendons. Severe pain and swelling will be seen in the affected area. The heavy lifting of your arms above the head may set this off.

  • Bursitis

There is a fluid-filled sac in your joint called a bursa. It gets damaged or swollen due to repeating the same motions. It can be also the result of a fall or injury. In this condition, the pain will be felt while moving the shoulders.

Apart from the above cause, other causes of shoulder pain include,

  • Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. It is one of the most common arthritis. It may affect any shoulder joint. Generally, there is a cartilage breakdown due to which pain and stiffness are seen.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

In this condition, the immune system may attack the joint’s protective linings causing stiffness and shoulder pain.

Referred pain is when your shoulder hurts without any damage or injury. It may be because of issues with the liver, gallbladder, or other body part.

  • Heart attack

If you feel shoulder pain, shortness of breathing, and heaviness in the chest. Seek medical help immediately.

  • Tendinitis

This is a condition where the rotator cuff tendons develop inflammation. It can be observed gradually after the injury.

  • Bone spurs

They are also called ‘Osteophytes’. Bone spurs help in the shoulder movement. The tearing of the rotator cuff can be seen in this condition.

Tendinitis. This is when the tendons that make up your rotator cuff get inflamed. It can happen slowly over time or as the result of a fall or a direct hit to your shoulder or tendinitis.


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