The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as many muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for lifting, pushing, and pulling.
The shoulder is a common area for aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during other activities. Some of the common symptoms of shoulder issues include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Shoulder pain may be isolated in the joint, or felt within the muscles and tendons that surround and support the joint. Typically, shoulder pain will intensify when the joint is used. Left untreated, this pain eventually will reduce flexibility and range of motion.