Minor   shoulder   problems,   such   as   sore   muscles   and   aches   and   pains,   are   common.   Shoulder   problems   develop   from   everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. They can also be caused by the natural process of ageing. Your   shoulder   joints   move   every   time   you   move   your   arms.   To   better   understand   shoulder   problems   and   injuries,   you   may   want   to review   the   anatomy   and   function   of   the   shoulder.   The   shoulder   is   a   ball-and-socket   joint   with   three   main   bones:   the   upper   arm bone   (humerus),   collarbone   (clavicle),   and   shoulder   blade   (scapula).   These   bones   are   held   together   by   muscles,   tendons,   and ligaments.   The   shoulder   joint   has   the   greatest   range   of   motion   of   any   joint   in   the   body.   Because   of   this   mobility,   the   shoulder   is more   likely   to   be   injured   or   cause   problems.   The   acromioclavicular   (AC)   joint,   which   lays   over   the   top   of   the   shoulder,   is   also   easily injured. Shoulder   problems   can   be   minor   or   serious.   Symptoms   may   include   pain,   swelling,   numbness,   tingling,   weakness,   changes   in temperature   or   colour,   or   changes   in   your   range   of   motion.   Shoulder   injuries   most   commonly   occur   during   sports   activities,   work- related tasks, projects around the home, or falls. Home treatment often can help relieve minor aches and pains. The   rotator   cuff   is   a   group   of   strong,   rope   like   fibres   (tendons)   and   muscles   in   the   shoulder.   Rotator   cuff   disorders   occur   when tissues in the shoulder get irritated or damaged. Rotator cuff disorders include: Inflammation   of   the   tendons   (tendonitis)   or   of   a   bursa   (bursitis).   In   the   shoulder,   a   bursa   is   a   small,   fluid   filled   sac   that   serves   as a cushion between the tendons and the bones. Impingement, in which a tendon is squeezed and rubs against bone. Calcium build-up in the tendons, which causes a painful condition called calcific tendonitis. Partial or complete tears of the rotator cuff tendons. Symptoms   of   a   rotator   cuff   disorder   include   pain   and   weakness   in   the   shoulder.   Most   often,   the   pain   is   on   the   side   and   front   of   the upper   arm   and   shoulder.   It   may   hurt   or   be   impossible   to   do   everyday   things,   such   as   comb   your   hair,   tuck   in   your   shirt,   or   reach   for something. You may have pain during the night and trouble sleeping.
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