Pain in the shoulder or arm can be disconcerting, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. And it isn’t always easy to figure it out.

Here are some common shoulder and arm pain reasons.

#1 Frozen Shoulder(Adhesive Capsulitis)

This condition may develop after some form of trauma or injury; in some cases it happens spontaneously without a specific trigger. Your body creates adhesions or excessive scar tissue along your joints in the shoulder resulting in stiffness and pain  in the shoulder/arm.

#2 Rotator Cuff Injury/Infection

Injury or disease of the rotator cuff is a common reason for shoulder or arm pain.  It could be because the rotator cuff tendons are damaged/irritated (tendinitis), the bursa is inflamed and swollen(bursitis), or there is impingement, causing the acromion – a bony process on the shoulder blade – to rub the bursa and tendon. Injury, repetitive overhead activity/movement, and sports involving this movement can cause these issues.

#3 Calcific Tendinitis

You may experience severe pain in the shoulder as a result of calcium deposits that have got embedded in the tendons of the shoulder(rotator cuff). Diabetics as well as middle-aged/older adults tend to be more vulnerable to this.

#4 Osteoarthritis

Wear and tear can bring on osteoarthritis and result in shoulder or arm pain. This condition is linked to the wearing down of cartilage, the protective layer between the bones. As you move or use these joints, the bones rub against each other directly and cause pain.

#5 Shoulder Dislocation

A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball of the upper arm bone pops out of the socket of the shoulder blade – this could be partial or full. Sports injuries, a fall, a seizure, or a road accident may cause this injury. This can cause severe pain in your shoulder and swelling that can extend to the upper arm.

#6 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

This autoimmune disease causes stiffness and pain due to the swelling in the shoulder joint . While it could affect just the shoulders, chances are RA can affect other parts of the body.

#7 Spinal Problems

Sometimes your shoulder pain could be the result of a spinal problem. You may experience pain along the length of the arm and shoulder due to a pinched nerve(cervical radiculopathy) in the neck. It can cause muscle weakness, numbness in the arm, and pain.

Topical Pain Relief Remedy For Shoulder And Arm Pain

The simplest solution to shoulder or arm pain is a topical pain relief remedy like Omnigel. Available as both a pain relief gel and a pain relief spray, Omnigel alleviates pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Whether your aches and pains are the results of arthritis, injury, or other conditions, you can safely use this topical remedy to ease the pain. It acts swiftly and soothes a painful or stiff shoulder and is well worth keeping with you even when you travel or head to work. 

Omnigel and Omnigel spray can be used to alleviate a range of musculoskeletal aches and body pains. Pick up these topical pain relief remedies at pharmacies online and offline.

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