Common shoulder problems include strains, dislocations, sprains, labral tears, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder and impingement.
- If you’re over 40, you have a higher risk for adhesive capsulitis, also called frozen shoulder, when moving your shoulder around causes pain. Women experience frozen shoulder more often than men; certain health conditions, such as diabetes, also increase your risk.
- Your shoulder condition might require surgery, but 90 percent of patients with shoulder pain respond to noninvasive measures such as rest, exercise and medication.
- A 2010 study reported that 91 percent of top swimmers age 13 to 25 reported shoulder pain at least once.