What is causing the pain on top of my shoulder bone?

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If you experience pain in the shoulder while extending your arm out, or just while moving your arms throughout the day, then you might be suffering from a shoulder injury or condition. There are many different causes behind shoulder pain, but some of them can worsen with time. That’s why it’s important to seek consultation with a professional to diagnose your shoulder pain. 

Do you experience pain on top of your shoulder bone? If so, then physical therapy may be an important step toward relieving your symptoms and making a recovery. 

Common causes of pain on top of the shoulder bone

  • Frozen shoulder — This condition is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder can occur when the tissue in your shoulder joint becomes thicker over time. This impairs your mobility and is often experienced as pain or discomfort. This condition becomes more common for those over the age of 40. 
  • Dislocated shoulder — A dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the ball at the top of your arm pops out of the socket. This is usually immediately painful, and caused by a traumatic injury like a fall, sports injury or another kind of accident. 
  • Rotator cuff conditions — The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that hold your arm and shoulder together. These muscles can be injured or inflamed, like in the case of rotator cuff tendinitis. This can lead to pain and mobility issues affecting the arm. 
  • Shoulder arthritis — Arthritis refers to an inflammation of the joints. Shoulder arthritis can be extremely painful because the shoulders are responsible for a wide range of motion for our arms. 

Armor Physical Therapy is prepared to help manage your pain on top of the shoulder bone

Life with shoulder pain can be frustrating because the shoulders facilitate our arm movement. Our team at Armor Physical Therapy can help you reduce the pain and discomfort caused by shoulder injuries or conditions. Whether you suffer from a torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, arthritis or another condition, our expert team can help. We are prepared to build you a personalized treatment plan to help manage your shoulder symptoms.

Contact our team today for more information about how we can treat your shoulder condition or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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