The conditions that cause shoulder pain typically result in additional symptoms, like:

  • Difficulty lifting your arm
  • Arm weakness
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Shoulder instability
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Clicking when using your shoulder
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle spasms

When your shoulder pain or other symptoms don’t improve, or they get worse, it’s important to seek treatment. Continuing to use your shoulder can further damage the soft tissues and cause problems like chronic shoulder instability.