Minor shoulder problems, such as sore muscles and aches and pains, are common. Shoulder problems develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. The natural process of aging can also cause them.
Shoulder problems can be minor or serious. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness, or changes in temperature or color. Shoulder injuries most commonly occur during sports activities, work-related tasks, projects around the home, or falls. Home treatment often can help relieve minor aches and pains.
For more information, see the Shoulder Section of the Medical Library.