Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is made up of many different types of tissue. There are bones, muscles, tendons, bursae, ligaments, and joints.

Each component of the shoulder has the potential to cause pain. Only through a proper diagnosis can the source of this pain be discovered and treated.

At Virgin Islands Neurology, we have expert neurologists who can help you to identify and manage your pain. If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, book an appointment today! Our office is conveniently located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A woman feeling shoulder pain in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. This can often lead to several different shoulder problems. Effective pain management can help to effectively identify the problem and offer the best solution for pain relief.

What Are the Causes of Shoulder Pain

There could be several reasons you are experiencing pain in your shoulder. The most common cause of shoulder pain occurs when the rotator cuff tendons become inflamed or damaged. This condition is called rotator cuff tendinitis. This condition is often caused when the rotator cuff tendons become trapped under the bony area of the shoulder.

A man trying physical therapy to treat his shoulder pain.

The following list contains some other common causes of shoulder pain.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tears are another common cause of shoulder pain. A torn rotator cuff can occur through trauma or overuse through repetitive movements.


Wear and tear or injury are common reasons you may develop arthritis of the shoulder joint.

Bone Spurs

Bony growths can develop on your bone as a result of arthritis. These can cause pain as you move your shoulder.

Shoulder Dislocation

A common injury related to excessive force on the shoulder. The head of the upper arm bone comes out of the shoulder socket on the shoulder blade.

Frozen Shoulder

Also known as adhesive capsulitis, a frozen shoulder usually develops after an injury. Through a lack of use and inflammation, adhesions grow between the joint surfaces.

Poor Shoulder Posture

A bad posture can put extra strain on your muscles and tendons.

When to Seek Medical Treatment

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention:

  • Apparent deformity in your shoulder joint
  • Loss of movement in your shoulder joint
  • You’re unable to move your arm away from your body
  • Severe pain
  • Sudden swelling

The following symptoms may not warrant immediate medical treatment but would be enough of a reason to visit our office:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness and warmth around the joint

What Treatment Options Are There for Shoulder Pain?

At Virgin Islands Neurology, we focus on managing your pain. The following treatments are available for shoulder pain with our expert neurologists:

Get Relief From Your Shoulder Pain

Our pain management experts can help you get relief from shoulder pain. Contact us at Virgin Islands Neurology to book an appointment today! Our skilled doctors in the U.S. Virgin Islands take pride in helping their patients alleviate their discomfort.