Fracture or Break
A shoulder fracture or break happens when one of the shoulder bones—the humerus, clavicle, or scapula—begins to crack. This could result from repetitive actions, or it might be the result of an accident like a fall.
You can observe bruising or swelling in the area if you have a fracture or break. You can experience a restricted range of motion in addition to shoulder pain. When you have a broken bone in your shoulder, you can occasionally be able to see a bulge or deformity visibly.
When you experience pain and stiffness in your shoulder, you may have frozen shoulder. Unfortunately, recovery from this illness typically takes one to three years. Your frozen shoulder ache may occasionally be worse at night.
If your arm has been immobile for a long time, you are more susceptible to get frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is more common among diabetics.
A dislocation, which happens when the tops of your arms pop out of the shoulder socket, could happen to you (part of your scapula). Sadly, dislocations are frequent because the shoulder is your body’s most mobile joint and so prone to them.
Your shoulder may feel weak, painful, numb, swollen, bruised, or bruised after a dislocation. Additionally, the joint won’t be mobile. Your bone may occasionally be visually apparent to be out of the socket.
Any type of arthritis can be painful and restrict a joint’s range of motion. Your shoulder could experience osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis. It is caused by the gradually thinning cartilage in your shoulder joint.
Your shoulder may be impacted by rheumatoid arthritis. Your immune system targets your joints when you have this particular type of arthritis. Although genetics frequently plays a part, doctors are unsure of why this occurs.
Additionally, you can get post-traumatic arthritis, which is when your shoulder develops arthritis as a result of an injury.
When a tendon in your shoulder is overused or hurt, tendinitis develops. For instance, if you play a sport, you could have shoulder tendinitis.
There is a chance of swelling, redness, and inflammation. When you move your shoulder with tendinitis, you could hear a crackling or grating sound. Along the damaged tendon, a lump could potentially develop.
When one of the bursae in your shoulder swells, you have bursitis. Structures are shielded from friction by the bursae. There can be visible swelling there. Your shoulder’s bursa may be sore to the touch and you might be in agony. Your shoulder’s range of motion may also be impacted by bursitis.
Nerve impingement is a problem that develops when a bone or soft tissue presses against a nerve in your shoulder. You’ll feel a scorching sensation, discomfort, numbness, or weakness.
Near your shoulder, tendons and muscles make up your rotator cuff. Your arm can move thanks to the rotator cuff. A quick accident can cause a rotator cuff tear, which happens when a tendon separates from the bone. As a result, you can feel discomfort, restricted range of motion, and weakness.