Shoulder Pain Differential Diagnoses

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Differential Diagnoses

  • Shoulder joint disease (rotator cuff tendinopathy, bicipital tendinitis, labral tear, adhesive capsulitis, glenohumeral arthritis, acromioclavicular joint arthritis, labral tear)
  • Cervical radiculopathy (arthritis, disk, tumor)
  • Cervical somatic referred pain (facet joint disease)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Biliary disease
  • Myocardial ischemia, infarction
  • Intra-abdominal bleeding (ectopic, ruptured ovarian cyst)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Herpes zoster
  • Brachial plexitis/neuritis (Parsonage-Turner syndrome)
  • Lung tumor, Pancoast tumor
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Psychiatric
  • Ruptured abdominal viscus
  • Ruptured spleen
  • Avascular necrosis humeral head
  • Abdominal malignancy
  • Pericarditis