Some of the common causes of shoulder pain include impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, arthritis and pinched nerve form the neck. Most people have heard of rotor cuff injuries. The rotor cuff consists of supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis muscle and tendons. These muscles can have micro tears or inflammation and weakness. This can lead to a frozen shoulder - which is a pain that restricts ROM (room of motion).
Our shoulders are very hard working, this joint has the largest range of motion and still is able to move and lift heavy objects with stability. Other then back and neck pain,shoulders are high on my list of complaints that I treat in my clinic.
Researchers from Yuxi Hospital of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) investigated the results of acupuncture for the treatmen