Pain in shoulder

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation and swelling of a bursa.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in one joint
  • Pain in shoulder
  • Pain in elbow
  • Swollen elbow
  • Single swollen joint

More information on Bursitis is available here.

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Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a medical term used to refer to age-related ‘wear and tear’ that can affect bones and tissues in the neck.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Pain in shoulder
  • Headache

More information on Cervical spondylosis is available here.

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Shoulder stiffness

More information on Frozen Shoulder is available here.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Unusually tired
  • Hip pain
  • Pain in shoulder
  • Neck stiffness

More information on Polymyalgia rheumatica is available here.

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Rotator cuff syndrome

Impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm, caused by a muscle tendon 'catching' in your shoulder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Shoulder stiffness

More information on Rotator cuff syndrome is available here.

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