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What causes shoulder pain?

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The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:

  • Strains from overexertion
  • Tendonitis from overuse
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Collar or upper arm bone fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)

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WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain."

American Chronic Pain Association.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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