The shoulder has one of the most flexible joints in the entire body. Its complex muscle structure allows you to perform different tasks every day with ease and comfort. But because of its broad range of motion and flexibility, the shoulder joint can become vulnerable to plenty of injuries and conditions that may initially present itself as shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain is a particularly common discomfort for most adults. In fact, studies suggest that almost 24.9% of women and 15.4% of men suffer from weekly episodes of shoulder aches.
A painful shoulder may arise from different conditions a muscle cramp, sprain, or pinched nerves. However, if the pain worsens specifically during nighttime, then the main culprit can be one of these three shoulder conditions: bursitis, tendinopathy, or rotator cuff injury.
Why do my shoulders hurt at night when I sleep on my side?
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