You may not be able to move your shoulder normally after an injury
because of pain or swelling. Pain may occur when you use your arm. You may have
limited range of motion because of swelling. When the swelling goes down,
normal movement will generally return.
If you cannot move your arm, you may have nerve damage, a ruptured
muscle, or a torn tendon. Loss of function that is not caused by pain may
indicate damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves and requires medical
treatment. A child will protect or be unable to use his or her arm if he or she
has a serious shoulder injury.
Tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis -- swelling of the tendons -- that causes pain in the elbow and arm. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone. Despite its name, you can still get tennis elbow even if you've never been near a tennis court. Instead, any repetitive gripping activities, especially if they use the thumb and first two fingers, may contribute to tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is the most common reason that people see their doctors...
the sac of fluid that cushions and lubricates the joint area between one bone
and another bone, a tendon, or the skin (bursitis).
Inflammation of the tough,
ropelike fibers that connect muscles to bones (tendinitis).
Bicipital tendinitis is an inflammation of one of the
tendons that attach the muscle (biceps) on the front of the upper arm bone
(humerus) to the shoulder joint. The inflammation usually occurs along the
groove (bicipital groove) where the tendon passes over the humerus to attach
just above the shoulder joint.