Shoulder Pain: Tendon Tear
Tendons can sometimes split or tear. This damage may be partial, or the tendon may completely detach from the bone. A tendon tear can result from injuries, persistent overuse, and general wear and tear to the shoulder as a person gets older. In the shoulder, tears typically affect the tendons of the rotator cuff and biceps. Tendon tears can cause pain, swelling, and weakness or reduced mobility in the arm.