Some symptoms of a shoulder tear are having pain that worsens with overhead activities, lower range of motion and instability in the shoulder, says OrthoInfo. Some other symptoms include not having as much shoulder stren... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

A labral tear in the shoulder is a tear of a piece of fibrous cartilage that helps keep the ball of the shoulder joint in place, states Johns Hopkins. Tears of the labrum, the fibrous cartilage, exist in several forms. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include a dull ache deep in the shoulder, the inability to sleep, difficulty lifting the arm towards the head or reaching behind the back, and general arm weakness, according to Mayo Clini... More »

Symptoms of an anterior labral tear include loss of strength, decreased range of motion, pain with overhead activities and daily activities, and a sense of instability in the shoulder, states the American Academy of Orth... More »

Common causes for stabbing shoulder pain include fracture, arthritis, and instability or inflammation of the tendons, according to OrthoInfo. The pain associated with these conditions can also be dull or throbbing. More »

Ways to alleviate arthritic shoulder pain include rest, physical therapy, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing the shoulder and using dietary supplements, notes OrthoInfo. Surgical treatments such as ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Tendon inflammation, instability, fracture and arthritis are main causes of shoulder pain, states the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Tumors, infection and nerve-related issues are less common causes. Rotator c... More » Health Pain & Symptoms