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When your shoulders ache, it’s hard to shrug it off. But it can be your rotator cuff, your neck, your upper back, or your collarbone, making it tricky to find the source of the pain.

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Frozen shoulder improves on its own, but it can take time. Certain exercises can help you move your shoulder more easily. Learn the best stretches and strengthening moves to get better faster.

While there’s a lot that’s out of your control with frozen shoulder, there are ways you can help your shoulder heal as fast as possible.

Frozen shoulder can be worse at night. Learn the most comfortable sleeping positions to get a good night’s sleep.

A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which the upper arm bone comes out of the shoulder blade socket. Symptoms include swelling, pain, and inability to move.

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If you are experiencing shoulder blade pain, then you are not alone. This common condition can be caused by shoulder muscle overuse, rotator cuff tendonitis, or a pinched nerve located in the neck. Read below for more information on causes and how to relieve pain in the shoulder blade.

Shoulder arthritis is a painful condition that affects the shoulder joints. Shoulder arthritis generally causes symptoms such as joint pain and limited range of motion.

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The rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder socket. The tendons can become inflamed and irritated from overuse and normal wear-and-tear, causing tendonitis. You may have to temporarily stop the activities that are causing the problem.

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Frozen shoulder is when tissue inside your shoulder socket stiffens, leading to severe pain and stiffness. It feels almost impossible to move your arm. There are three stages a frozen shoulder goes through before you get relief.

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Find out how to treat your non-specific shoulder pain

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Wear-and-tear from repeated motion can do a number on your shoulder joint. Weight-lifting, sports like tennis, even aging can make the joint feel like it’s locking or popping after a lot of activity. Treatment is based on which of the shoulder's three bones is causing the pain.

Understand your shoulder pain symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

Poor posture, overuse, and injury can cause pain in both shoulders. You may notice it in your neck, too. Shoulder joints are very versatile, flexible, and mobile. This makes it easy for them to get strained. Pain can even be from another part of your body.

Find out how to treat your rotator cuff tear

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Pain in the collarbone most likely occurs from a traumatic injury like a fracture, dislocation, or strain. Other common causes of clavicle pain include a frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendonitis, or even a shoulder strain.

A shoulder nerve injury is when damage occurs to a network of nerves in the front of the shoulder known as the brachial plexus. Called brachial plexopathy, it is usually caused by trauma from an accident or sports injury.

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Understand swollen shoulder symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.

Are you noticing a hard lump on your shoulder? Lumps on the shoulder are often associated with traumatic events, however, causes can also be inflammatory, cancerous, or environmental. It's important to pay attention to the lump on your shoulder and its associated symptoms to determine if you should seek medical attention. Read below to learn 8 possible causes, treatment, and more.

A comprehensive guide to shoulder pain causes including diagnosis, neck pain and shoulder pain relief options.

Numbness in the left shoulder is often caused by low-urgency conditions that can be treated by your primary care doctor, and range from common issues like a pinched nerve in the neck to uncommon conditions like brachial plexopathy.