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What are the causes of Shoulder Pain?

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder has three main bones including the humerus (the arm bone), the clavicle (the collarbone), and the scapula (the shoulder blade). The bones are also covered by a layer of cartilage. ¹ The shoulder is often the most active joint in the human body, and some of the main causes of shoulder pain include;

  • Repetitive movements
  • Exercise
  • Injury

Sometimes, shoulder pain may also be a symptom of arthritis. Arthritis causes damage to the bones and cartilage, which can then cause joint pain, including shoulder pain. ² If the shoulder pain doesn’t get better after two weeks, or you are concerned about the pain, you should see your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain has many symptoms, and it may be a good idea to keep note of your symptoms to help you track and monitor your pain. Some symptoms include; ³

  • Reduced movement
  • Pain when using or moving the joint
  • Weakness of the shoulder / upper arm

Is my Shoulder Pain Arthritis?

Arthritis causes damage to the cartilage of joints, and shoulder pain may occur when the cartilage starts to wear down on the shoulder joint. Symptoms usually include stiffness and a reduced range of motion. Another symptom is grinding, clicking or cracking feelings caused by irregular cartilage. Sometimes, arthritis causes the shoulder joint to ‘lock up’. ⁴

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Flarin 200mg Soft Capsules are indicated for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, joint pain, back pain and for the relief of non-serious arthritis conditions, caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints. It can also be used for the relief of neuralgia (sharp pain along nerves), dental pain, period pain, feverishness and cold or flu symptoms.

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