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2 Potential Shoulder Pain That Gets Worse With Movement Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder)

    Adhesive Capsulitis or "Frozen shoulder" is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.

    1.5 - 3 years, but 90% recover fully without treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, stiff shoulder, dull, achy shoulder pain, shoulder pain that gets worse at night, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Symptoms that always occur with frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder):
    stiff shoulder
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Broken Collarbone

    The clavicle is the collar bone. Clavicle fractures are often caused by a direct blow to the shoulder, for example during a fall onto the shoulder, a car collision, or a fall onto an outstretched arm. This fracture is an extremely common bone fracture in people of all ages.

    May take several months to heal.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    constant shoulder pain, pain in one shoulder, arm weakness, shoulder pain from an injury, collarbone pain
    Symptoms that always occur with broken collarbone:
    collarbone pain, shoulder pain that gets worse with movement, difficulty moving the shoulder, collarbone bulge, constant shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Shoulder Pain That Gets Worse With Movement

  • Q.Can you fully move your shoulders around?
  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.Where exactly is your shoulder pain?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall, collision, accident or sports trauma)?

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Shoulder Pain That Gets Worse With Movement Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced shoulder pain that gets worse with movement have also experienced:

    • 36% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 6% Shoulder Pain
    • 4% Pain in the Front of the Shoulder
  • People who have experienced shoulder pain that gets worse with movement had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced shoulder pain that gets worse with movement were most often matched with:

    • 10% Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder)
    • 1% Broken Collarbone
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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