Shoulder Pain: Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Syndrone & More

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body and shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint with many causes. The shoulder joint includes four tendons that hold muscle to bone and stabilize the upper arm bone to the shoulder socket, allowing a wide range of motion in the shoulder.

Trauma such as sports injuries, mechanical dysfunction due to imbalances in the muscles, or wear and tear of the tissues surrounding the joint can all contribute to shoulder pain. The nerves in the cervical spine region animate all of the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, arm and hand and can often point to the origin of common shoulder problems, including rotator cuff syndrome and frozen shoulder.