This disease usually affects the knees or hips, but sometimes it can occur in the shoulder. Osteoarthritis occurs when the layer of cartilage covering the bones begins to gradually deteriorate until the bones rub against each other.
This happens when a filled synovial bag, covering some parts of the bones, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder, collects excess fluid. Scholarships are designed to reduce friction between muscle and bone, acting as a cushion between bone and soft tissue. Inflammation of the calcaneus usually occurs in combination with rotator cuff changes.
Sometimes shoulder pain can be caused by other localized injuries to the neck or biceps. In such cases, the pain should not increase when moving the arm.
Other causes of shoulder pain may be as follows:
- carpal tunnel syndrome ;
- Bacterial infections;
- Various forms of arthritis;
- Cartilage rupture;
- Formation of bone spurs (small bone bulges appearing at the edge of the bone);
- Neck or shoulder nerve strain;
- Oesophageal pain syndrome;
- Shoulder plexopathy;
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection);
- Bone fracture in shoulder or shoulder;
- Shoulder dislocation;
- Spinal injuries;
- Cardiovascular diseases;
- Diseases of the respiratory system (asthma, pulmonary hypertension);
- Indigestion (gastroesophageal reflux disease causes heartburn, which can cause pain migrating to the arms, neck and back).
Shoulder problems usually appear with age, especially after 60. one year old. The reason is that the tissues around the shoulder begin to deteriorate with age.
Risk factors that may increase the risk of shoulder pain include:
- Perform repetitive movements;
- Overloading the arms with activities involving raising the arms;
- Abnormal shoulder posture (when walking or sitting on a chair);
- Shoulder injuries (bone fractures, ligament ruptures, collarbone fracture);
How is shoulder pain manifested
Depending on the severity of the problem, shoulder pain may be mild or severe. Pain can be felt deep in the shoulder joint, in the back or front of the shoulder and in the arm. Usually pain is felt when you move your shoulder or arm.
Shoulder pain can be accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Shoulder or arm weakness;
- tingling or burning sensation;
- Joint stiffness;
- Reduced mobility of the hands and arms.