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Shoulder and Elbow Pain

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By Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Eileen Tay

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Inflammation of the tendons in the rotator cuff due to overuse, injury, or age-related degeneration, leading to pain and limited range of motion.

Rotator Cuff Tears

Partial or complete tearing of one or more tendons in the rotator cuff, often caused by traumatic injury, repetitive strain, or degenerative changes, resulting in pain and weakness.

Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis

Stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint due to inflammation and thickening of the capsule surrounding the shoulder, restricting movement and causing discomfort, especially during reaching or lifting motions.

Biceps Tendon Injuries

Injuries to the tendon that attach the biceps muscle to the shoulder, commonly occurring with overuse, sudden forceful movements, or degenerative changes, resulting in pain and weakness in the front of the shoulder.

Labral Tears

Tears in the cartilage rim (labrum) surrounding the shoulder socket, often caused by traumatic injury, repetitive overhead motions, or shoulder dislocation, leading to pain, instability, and clicking sensations.

Shoulder Dislocation

Displacement of the ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the shoulder socket (glenoid), commonly resulting from trauma or repetitive strain, causing severe pain, instability, and limited movement.

Shoulder Arthritis

Degenerative changes in the shoulder joint, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.

Acromioclavicular Joint Injury or Dislocation

Injury or displacement of the joint where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the highest point of the shoulder blade (acromion), often caused by trauma or overuse, resulting in pain, swelling, and limited shoulder movement.

Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis

Degenerative changes and inflammation in the acromioclavicular joint, commonly associated with repetitive overhead activities, trauma, or ageing, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced shoulder function.

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow
(Lateral Epicondylitis)

Inflammation or small tears in the tendons on the outside of the elbow, often due to repetitive motions like gripping or twisting, causing pain and tenderness.

Golfer's Elbow
(Medial Epicondylitis)

Similar to tennis elbow but affecting the tendons on the inside of the elbow, resulting in pain and discomfort, especially with gripping or lifting activities.

Elbow Dislocation

Displacement of the bones in the elbow joint from their normal position, often caused by trauma or forceful impact, resulting in severe pain, swelling, and instability.

Elbow Arthritis

Degenerative changes in the elbow joint, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.

Treatments for Shoulder Injuries

Treatments for Elbow Injuries

Dr Eileen Tay

Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • MMed (Ortho), National University of Singapore
  • FRCS (Ortho), Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Dual fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland Arkus Sportklinik, Pforzheim, Germany
Dr Eileen Tay is an experienced, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder surgery and sports injuries. She was the Head of Division of Shoulder and Elbow at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital before joining The Orthopaedic Practice and Surgery.
Upon completion of her training in orthopaedic surgery in 2014, she was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She proceeded to do her clinical fellowship in shoulder surgery at the Hôpital de La Tour, which is part of the Swiss Olympic Medical Centre, in Geneva, Switzerland. During her fellowship, she trained extensively in shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder joint replacements and the management of sports shoulder injuries.
With a keen interest in sports injuries, Dr Tay obtained a Diploma of Sports Medicine from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in 2023 to better manage sports-related injuries in athletes and treat general musculoskeletal injures in older people.
Dr Tay believes that her patients should be able to lead active lifestyles regardless of their age or sporting level. By incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach and individualized treatment plan, she aims to return athletes or patients to their sport and previous activity level as early as possible.