Other shoulder pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain occurs where the collar bone meets the shoulder blade. Pain in this joint can occur if you carry out a lot of activities that require you to lift your arms above your head or following an injury.

Injections can be given to settle the pain if it is severe and if the pain does not improve, surgery to remove the end of the collar bone may be considered.

Referred shoulder pain

Referred shoulder pain is when you experience pain away from the area that is actually injured or is causing a problem, e.g. pain in the shoulder which is usually referred from the neck or upper back.