Shoulder pain due to a dysfunction in the supraspinatous muscle and is very common in the clinic. The pain might be acute or may develop gradually due to repetitive strain of the muscle or either due to aging, commonly known as 50-year-old shoulder. The pain can be dull that might also interfere with sleep or a sharp aggravated by movement. Gradual onset of pain, swelling and weakness at the side and front of the shoulder and upper arm, made worse by overhead motions such as reaching and throwing.
In some cases, it can identified as "frozen shoulder". Pain and stiffness that make it difficult or impossible to move it. It develops gradually, in the early stages there is a dull pain which gets worse over time and may hurt more at night. In the second stage, pain might get better but the shoulder gets more stiff, limiting the daily activities.
Acupuncture is extremely effective for treating shoulder pain and frozen shoulder.
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