Most shoulder pain issues occur in athletes, although anyone can be at risk. In the majority of cases, shoulder pain occurs when the shoulderâ€™s soft tissues are injured or over-used. Soft tissues refer primarily to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bursae. Causes of shoulder pain include: trauma from a fall or car accident, excessive movement from swinging a racket, swinging a bat, throwing a ball, or repetitive movements in the workplace.
The type of shoulder pain you have depends on what tissue is affected. Some injuries may lead to inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis or bursitis. Other injuries may lead to arthritis or instability. Shoulder pain may even travel to the elbow or the neck. Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C. can provide diagnosis, treatment and relief for your shoulder pain.