Sharp Pain – Indicates inflammation. This can occur on tendons, bursas or indeed the joint itself.
Ache – Often originates from muscular problems, tightness or overuse.
Restricted Movement – Can occur due to the joint itself, or the muscles that spasm in protection.
Numbness and Tingling (Paraesthesias) – Indicates nerve involvement
Weakness – This can occur secondary to pain, trauma or nerve damage. It is often a more involved symptom, and needs really to be examined to determine the cause.
Arm pain – May be referred pain from neck muscles or nerves from the neck down your arm.
Headaches – Frequently originate from nerve irritation in the neck.
Dizziness – May often originate from neck problems and is called “cervicogenic dizziness”.