Pain in the left shoulder and arm can occur in anyone, although some conditions and personal habits may increase the risk of developing it. People with moderate pain may experience relief with the protection of that body part, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Strong to severe pain may require medical treatment. Please note this information from the Mayo Clinic and the National Library of Medicine on the causes of this condition.
People with joint inflammation caused by ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis may have pain in the shoulder or arm. Bursitis is an inflammation of abnormal fluid inside the joint that can cause pain in these areas is revived intermittently. Can also experience this pain people with a vascular necrosis (death of bone tissue) shoulder or arm. Continue reading “Causes of pain in the left shoulder and arm”