Shoulder Pain

Why do I have shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things. It can be caused by trauma, arthritis, bursitis, dislocation, instability, and most commonly a repetitive motion in an incorrect biomechanics. When looking at repetitive use injuries, the most common culprit will be any of the rotator cuff muscles, biceps tendon, or decreased scapular mobility. It is a complex joint due to the fact that it has a big range of motion and little muscles to stabilize.

Symptoms:

Pain in the shoulder is usually accompanied when you either try to lift your arm to 90 degrees or when you are at the gym. Depending on the muscle that is affected, certain range of motion may be limited.

Free tips to manage shoulder pain:

The first thing you would want to do is stop doing the motion that is hurting you.

Strengthen your rotator cuff muscles (external rotation is often neglected)

Stretch your pectoral major/minor