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.
Damaged muscles, bones, nerves,
or tendons (such as a
torn rotator cuff tendon).
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.