A pain scale is a way for people to measure their pain so that health
professionals can help plan how best to control it. Most pain scales use
numbers from 0 to 10: 0 means no pain and 10 means the worst pain the person
has known or felt. Use the list below to find the number that best describes
0 = No pain
1 to 5 = Mild
6 to 7 = Moderate pain
8 to 9 = Severe
10 = Worst pain possible
Shoulder pain with movement or tenderness to the touch may occur when
too much stress is placed on a joint or other tissue, often by overdoing an
activity or through repetition of an activity. You may not recall having a
specific injury, especially if symptoms began gradually or during everyday
activities. Pain or tenderness often goes away when you try home treatment and
take a break from the activity that caused the pain.
Although often associated with women in high-heeled shoes, ankle sprains are a common ailment for all sorts of athletes. About 25,000 people get them every day.
And what is an ankle sprain, exactly? It’s an injury to one of the ligaments in your ankle. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that hold your bones together. Although ligaments are flexible, all it takes is a sudden twist for them to stretch too far or snap entirely.
You might get a sprain if your foot lands on the ground at an angle,...
The most common causes of shoulder pain or tenderness include:
Inflammation of 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.
frozen shoulder, a condition that limits shoulder
movement that may follow an injury.
Overhead arm movements, which may cause tendons to rub or scrape
against a part of the shoulder blade called the acromion. This rubbing or
scraping may lead to abrasion or inflammation of the
rotator cuff tendons (also called