This is a painful diseased condition of the shoulder in which there is traction damage to the suprascapular nerve leading to pain in the shoulder. Though it is not very common, it can be caused due to excessive nerve deviation like when performing activities that are sporty in nature which involve frequent overhead positioning of the arms.
Suprascapular neuropathy, resulting in shoulder pain and weakness, is frequently misdiagnosed. The consequences of misdiagnosis can include inappropriate physical rehabilitation or surgical procedures. Diagnosing the exact cause of the pain is all the more important.