Shoulder Pain

What is the Biggest Source of Shoulder Pain?

The biggest source of shoulder pain happens to be the rotator muscle, which is essentially a group of muscles which stabilise the shoulder as it pulls the upper arm bone's head into the actual shoulder socket. Whenever the cuff muscles of the rotator get damaged, the shoulder could become weak and unstable while causing great shoulder pain.

Sadly, due to the shoulder joint’s complex nature, these muscles injure fairly easily, most of all when people get older. These rotator injuries could range from mild strains to complete tears that would require surgery.

Such injuries could occur for various reasons. For example, the muscles could get damaged due to falls or knocks. Work or sports that require frequent movements of the overhead shoulders could lead to damaged and inflamed tendons, as well. And sometimes, changes related to aging could also cause several problems.

Symptoms of problems with the rotator muscle would be weakness or shoulder pain that begins as dull aches and gets worse as the arm is raised to the side or to the front. If injuries are mild, the shoulder pain might vanish after several days of rest. However, if it goes on past that, it would be essential to get it diagnosed professionally.

Shoulder pain, which gets worse or persists, might indicate torn rotator cuffs. Depending on the injured rotator muscle, it could lead to shoulder impingements.
The rotator cuff muscle that is most easy to damage would be the supraspinatus tendon, which connects to shoulder blades prior to running across the arm and humerus head. While it travels, it goes through narrow bone channels under the acromion that are located where the shoulder blade connects to the collar bone. Supraspinatus damage could cause inflammation. When the muscles swell, it gets too big and the bone begins to trap it, causing traditional shoulder impingement.

More movement merely leads to shoulder pain since the muscle will rub onto the bone. This shoulder pain would be a sign of additional damage that could cause extra inflammation. Arm lifting would place even more strain onto the supraspinatus tendon, so it would not be surprising to get shoulder pain from that movement.

What would be of the utmost essence when it comes to rotator cuff problems would be to let the shoulder rest well. The amount of rest would depend on how severe the injury is and should involve staying away from any movement that could cause even more shoulder pain. Inflammation treatment can be reached with anti-inflammatory drugs; however, they need to be taken consistently in order to get the most benefits out of them. Doctors might also provide steroid injections to alleviate the inflammation.


When things get better, the shoulder pain should decrease while the movement improves. If you wish to similar injuries from now on, you should begin exercising your shoulder to get stronger muscles. Any exercise has to be specific to shoulder therapy and not involve big weights or exercises of high resistance. The goal of these exercises should be to work on making the muscles of the rotator cuff stronger, as well as to work on the muscles that surround them. This will support the rotator cuff while it heals and would be essential to avoid any movements that hurt.