What is referred shoulder pain?
Commonly, the cause of your shoulder pain could be problems with your shoulder joint or with the muscles, ligaments or tendons, around your shoulder. But at times it can occur with symptoms elsewhere in your body, in other words the source of your pain can be your heart, belly or something else. That is called referred shoulder pain. It is an unexplained shoulder pain that is not related to your neck, shoulder or arm movement. Referred pain as such means that a problem exists somewhere else in your body other that the area where you feel the pain. For example, if you have a shoulder problem like a strained muscle or torn muscle, there is a direct relationship between moving the shoulder and pain. But if you have a referred shoulder pain, you won’t feel any difference if you move your shoulder.