Shoulder pain and rheumatic disease 4/5 (6)

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Pain in the shoulder

Shoulder Pain. Illustration CDC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Occurrence and causes

Shoulder pain occurs in up to 50% of the population, and is one of the most common causes of contact with a doctor and other parts of the health care system. The most common causes of shoulder pain are congestion and injury, but rheumatic diseases can also be present. The treatment depends on the cause.

Shoulder pain can stem from many different tendons, muscles and joints. Illustration: National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases (NIAMS) [Public Domain], by Wikimedia Commons

Shoulderpain after injury

  • Acromolecular-jointed injury
  • Armplexus / injury
  • Neck injury
  • Biceps tendon injury
  • Fracture
  • Cervical radiculopathy (nerve damage)
  • Clavicle fracture (Clavicula fracture)
  • Overload / repeated damage
    • Profession
    • Ball games
    • Sports
  • Rotator cuff damage
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder luxation/ Subluxation

Other conditions with shoulder pain


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