Causes of Shoulder Pain

Mar 7, 2018

Your shoulders serve as the most versatile and engaging joints that exist throughout the body. The spherical end of the upper arm connects to a small divot located within the shoulder blade and obtains anterior air from the collarbone. Although these bones are designed to absorb the stress and pressure each shoulder experiences on a daily basis, they are not strong enough to prevent degenerative conditions from developing. Certainly, the flexibility of each shoulder allows for significant action and movement. It also makes each shoulder vulnerable to strain and injury.

Common Shoulder Injuries

Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors help hundreds of patients each year overcome various types of shoulder injuries through series of adjustments, therapeutic techniques, and low-impact exercise. If you experience one of the following shoulder injuries, contact our clinic right away to schedule a consultation or a complete examination.


When the bursae disc that exists in the shoulder experiences significant pressure or becomes strained from repetitive movement, they often become irritated, swollen, and painful. Most cases of bursitis are caused by physical activity, specifically, sports such as:

  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Powerlifting
  • Swimming


If bursitis is left untreated and continues to persist, it can develop into rotator cuff tendinitis.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

This common shoulder condition develops as a result of tendons becoming irritated, swollen, or torn. People who work in occupations that require frequent lifting of heavy objects or repetitive shoulder use tend to experience rotator cuff tendinitis more than others. Symptoms of this condition include sharp, burning pain, stiffness, and weakness.


Sudden blows to either shoulder, such as in the case of a slip and fall or car accident, often lead to a dislocated shoulder. Degeneration and overuse can also weaken the shoulder joint to the point of instability or dislocation. Once someone experiences their first dislocation, the chances of it recurring increases substantially.

Contact AICA Orthopedics For Shoulder Pain Relief and Injury Treatment

The orthopedic doctors at our facility help hundreds of patients overcome shoulder pain each year. We are the community’s most comprehensive accident injury center with several state-of-the-art imaging devices onsite, as well as a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists. Call our office at (404) 855-2141 to schedule a consultation or an examination.


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