Experiencing Shoulder Pain When Lifting Your Arm?

Do you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm? You haven’t had a recent injury, so you are wondering why this is happening. You’re not alone! This is a common and often debilitating problem for many people.

Woman holding her shoulder experiencing pain

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that gives you a wide range of motion, but this makes it more vulnerable to injury. Muscles, tendons, and cartilage can be involved, making symptoms different in every case. As a result, you could experience pain down the arm, into the shoulder blade, into your armpit and even into your neck.

Ask yourself some questions to help figure out if you have a shoulder injury:

  • Can you lift your arm freely? Or are you experiencing pain and/or stiffness?
  • Can you perform heavy tasks with no discomfort?
  • Do you find yourself avoiding certain shoulder movements or positions?

Shoulder Pain Causes

A problem with one or more of the local muscles or tendons is generally the cause of shoulder pain. Most commonly from a rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendonitis, and shoulder muscle adhesion/fibrosis.  So, a neck problem can also refer pain into the shoulder.

Diagnosis & Treatment*

A healthcare provider will carefully review your symptoms and may perform physical examinations and tests to make a proper diagnosis.

If you are experiencing pain when lifting your arm(s), click the link below to sign up for a consultation with Dr. Phipps to relieve your pain for good.

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*Please note that every patient is different. The content and tips displayed on this page are for educational purposes only, and do not substitute for medical advice. Please consult with a medical or healthcare provider, such as Dr. Phipps, for specific diagnosis and treatment advice.
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