There are several reasons that a person might experience pain in their right shoulder and arm. In many cases, the pain will occur as a result of muscle overuse or injury. Pain can also result from damage to the nerves in that area.

Shoulder pain is the third leading muscle and bone complaint in the United States. Researchers estimate that shoulder injuries account for 4.5 million doctor's visits and $3 billion in healthcare costs in the U.S.

Sometimes, shoulder and arm pain have nothing to do with exercise or injury. Unexplained shoulder and arm pain can sometimes be a symptom of a heart attack.

Read on to discover the possible causes of right shoulder and arm pain, and their associated treatment options. We also offer advice on when to see a doctor.

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