Shoulder & Arm Pain

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Because the joint is very mobile, it tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:

  • Strains from overexertion
  • Tendonitis from overuse
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)

A history, exam and diagnostic tests including MRI or X-ray are necessary to determine the cause of pain so that proper treatment recommendations can be made.