Shoulder pain is a disruptive and often debilitating roadblock in the lives of people that suffer injuries or illness that directly result in it. Because the shoulder is an intricate and complex part of the body with many connective muscle groups, it can be hard for an individual to isolate and diagnose the cause of their pain by themselves.
Shoulder pain is a very common ailment that can affect pretty much anyone that stresses their upper body or has poor support in their beds. Shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion in your body, but are more likely to be injured or inflamed frequently. The pain in your shoulder can impact almost everything you try to do and can worsen if it is strained further. Examples of common shoulder pain symptoms and conditions can include sprains, dislocations, tendinitis, torn rotator cuffs, bursitis, frozen shoulder, fractures, arthritis, and many more injuries.
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