Shoulder and arm pain can occur for many different reasons. The characteristics of your pain and its location give strong indications as to the underlying problem.
By listening to how your symptoms developed and combining this with a thorough shoulder examination will help us to diagnose the cause of your shoulder problem.
Further investigations that assist in confirming your diagnosis include x-rays, ultrasound scans, and MRI or CT scans.
In many cases, making the correct diagnosis and getting the best physiotherapy is all that is needed. Injections can often supplement this treatment and lead to a complete recovery.
Where a structural problem exists or your symptoms fail to improve with other treatments, surgery can often be the best course of action.