I've had shoulder problems for a number of years. More recently I've been experiencing sudden involuntary painful jolts in my shoulder joints. Similar to when your body physically jumps awake when you dream your falling and about to hit the floor, but these are confined to my shoulders and happen solely when I'm dropping off to sleep...weird innit! The pain is a sharp nerve type pain that certainly snaps me out of slumber.
I'm wondering what the cause is? The jolts do seem more severe since my RA has worsened over the last few months, so I suspect it might be due to increased inflammation somehow affecting the nerves? I'd be surprised if my shoulder joints have not deteriorated over the years as well, so perhaps it's related to that?
Any thoughts are most welcome.