This is caused by inflammation, overuse, and degeneration of the tendons and muscles around the shoulder joint. Diagnosis is done with good physical examination, x rays, and MRI. If oral anti-inflammatory medications are not helpful, injections with steroids can be a treatment option.
Arthritis and Bursitis
Degenerative process of the shoulder joint can cause shoulder pain. Imaging studies can be helpful to differentiate the various pain syndromes of the shoulder. Occasionally, injections into the shoulder joint is warranted when all other conservative treatments fail. Surgical options may be the cure to severe arthritis of the shoulder joint.