Shoulder Pain Treatments
How Your Shoulders Work
As a generalized body part, the shoulder is so much more than what it appears. It’s a ball-and-socket joint made up of three key bones— the humerus (the long bone making the top of your arm), the clavicle (your collarbone), and the scapula (what you know as your shoulder blade).
Your shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It has the ability to move your shoulder forward and back, and also allows your arm circular mobility to move up and away from the rest of your body.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
There are numerous ways one can accidentally injure their shoulder—sports, manual labor, or even repetitive motions (think bartenders or baristas who might repeatedly shake drinks minute-by-minute on a daily basis).
There are also diseases that cause pain in other areas of the body that eventually make their way to the shoulder; such as diseases of the heart, liver, or cervical spine (aka the neck).
The following are some other causes of shoulder pain: