shoulders

Arthritis

Shoulder joint inflammation may cause swelling, pain, and stiffness as a result of arthritis.

Bursitis

Bursae are fluid-filled cavities that reduce friction and assist in joint movement. Chronic overuse, trauma, infection, or arthritis may cause inflammation, joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Symptoms usually improve with conservative treatment.

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain, aches, spasms, or tightness may result from damage to the muscles or nearby soft tissue. Pain may be perceived at a location other than the original stimulus (referred pain).

Fibromyalgia

Common syndrome where the person has whole body pain with “tender points” of pain in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. The cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, but often mimics other chronic pain problems. Triggers for Fibromyalgia may include emotional or physical trauma, infections, activity, weather, anxiety, or stress.