What makes up the shoulder joint?
The shoulder is really made up of several joints, muscles and tendons and allows a wide range of motion of the arm. However, because of this mobility it may lead to increasing problems with the soft tissues surrounding the shoulder resulting in pain. Pain may be present only when the shoulder is moved or brought above your head, or may be present all the time. If the pain persists, it may require medical diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Stetson is an expert in diagnosing and treating complex shoulder problems. From the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, and to the injured worker, our team of physicians and physical therapists work together to get you back to your activities as soon as possible. What causes shoulder pain? Most shoulder problems involve not the bones but the muscles, ligaments and tendons which surround the shoulder joint. The majority of shoulder pain is caused by tendinitis or bursitis, instability or an unstable shoulder joint, a direct injury to the shoulder su