It is common to experience shoulder strain from a sports injury or following a car accident.
A sharp pain accompanied by swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the affected area.
It can result from abnormal wear and tear of the joints in your shoulders or inflammation in the area. You can have arthritis because of an autoimmune condition, as in rheumatoid arthritis, or from an injury from a car accident like post-traumatic arthritis.
Pain that worsens with movement of the affected joint
Limited range of motion involving the shoulder joint
Pain when trying to sleep or during rest
Rotator cuff Tendinitis
You can experience pain from an inflammation of the rotator cuff due to the repeated throwing and swinging of objects that cause overuse of the shoulder muscles.
Nagging, aching pain in the shoulder and upper arm that worsens with raising arms or reaching backward, limiting your shoulder movement.
A pinched nerve in the neck
Nerve compression in the neck by the surrounding muscles, bones, or tissues can happen due to a traumatic injury from a car accident or sports.
Sharp, burning pain with numbness or tingling sensation that spreads from the neck to the shoulders
Weakness and numbness in the arm or hand
Working on a computer for a long time
Improper sleeping posture
Overuse of shoulder muscle
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
It happens from overuse of muscles that cause the development of scar tissues, and leads to pain in the affected area.
Deep aching pain in the muscles that may worsen with massage or rest
Difficulty sleeping because of the pain and discomfort
An injury causes the shoulder capsule to become immobile, tight, and painful. Frozen shoulders can also arise from diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, or heart problems.
A gradual worsening of the ability to move the shoulders because of pain and stiffness in the upper arm and shoulder area
Dull, achy shoulder pain that limits movement
Although the exact cause is unknown, it can happen after a stressful physical or emotional event like a car accident or a divorce.
Poor sleep with foggy thinking and headaches
Painful menstrual periods
Increased sensitivity to bright lights, loud noises, heat, and cold
Some degree of depression and anxiety.
Some of the other common symptoms of shoulder pain include:
Fatigue and weakness in the affected arm or shoulder
A snapping or crunching sound with shoulder movement
A tilted posture on the affected shoulder
A visible projection of the shoulder blade