Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Shoulder Bursitis and Tendon Injury: Preventing Pain
Bursitis or a
tendon injury (tendinopathy) in the shoulder can cause
pain on the outside or front of the upper arm. Common symptoms include pain,
pinching, and stiffness when you raise your arm. These symptoms are often
brought on by doing repeated overhead movements. Pain from bursitis or a tendon
injury can keep you from moving your shoulder and, over time, can lead to stiffness
and a decreased
range of motion.
To prevent and ease shoulder pain:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.