Shoulder pain causes include:

  1. Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow)
  2. Brachial plexus injury
  3. Broken arm
  4. Broken collarbone
  5. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  6. Cervical radiculopathy
  7. Dislocated shoulder
  8. Frozen shoulder
  9. Heart attack
  10. Impingement
  11. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  12. Polymyalgia rheumatica
  13. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  14. Rotator cuff injury
  15. Separated shoulder
  16. Septic arthritis
  17. Sprains and strains
  18. Tendinitis
  19. Tendon rupture
  20. Thoracic outlet syndrome
  21. Torn cartilage

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Jan. 11, 2018