Other causes of shoulder pain
Contributing factors to shoulder pain
- Acromial clavicular joint pain (pain in the AC joint, where the collar bone attaches to the shoulder bone, is often felt as pain when you roll over in bed)
- Pain referred from the cervical spine (the neck)
- Pain referred from organs, such as the diaphragm or gallbladder.
- Overhead activities – for example people working with their arms and hands above shoulder height, such as technicians, painters, and machinists
- Participation in overhead sports, such as baseball pitchers, cricket bowlers, and swimmers
- Impact injuries sustained in sports such as rugby or resulting from car accidents.
Nutrition and medical factors contributing to shoulder injuries
- Tobacco smoking causes the weakening of tendons
- Steroid use contributes to the weakening of the musculotendinous junction of the muscles
- Diabetes predisposes patients to developing spontaneous frozen shoulders
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can cause spontaneous frozen shoulder/s.