3 Signs of an AC Joint Separation

Are you experiencing sudden pain in your shoulder? This pain may be a signal of an AC joint separation. The AC joint connects the shoulder blade and collarbone and is responsible for overhead motions. If you damage this joint with overuse during sports or strenuous physical activity, it can significantly impact your overall quality of…

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Shoulder Muscle or Joint Trauma is a Serious Issue

There are many reasons to ignore a shoulder injury. If the shoulder is on the side of the non-dominant hand, you may feel that natural healing is the best option. However, without an examination, it is impossible to know the extent of damage to your shoulder. As a ball-and-socket synovial joint, the shoulder is capable…

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Are You Concerned About Triceps Tendonitis?

The triceps tendon is vital to the proper function of the arm as it connects the triceps muscle to the back of the elbow. This muscle is used to straighten a bent arm, which is utilized to complete many everyday tasks. For example, carrying grocery bags, reading a book or looking at your cellphone would…

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Has Your Shoulder Instability Resulted in Partial or full Dislocation?

Instability in the shoulder is often unpredictable, leaving sufferers worrying about sudden dislocation. The end of the humerus may separate from the glenoid, which are the ball and socket of the shoulder joint. This can be a partial dislocation (subluxation), or a full separation (dislocation). You may suspect shoulder instability if the joint hurts when…

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How We Find and Remove Loose Bodies in the Shoulder    

Pain in the shoulder joints can be crippling, impacting arm movement and restricting you from performing simple daily tasks. The problem could be loose bodies in the shoulder, a common consequence of sports or work injuries. Loose bodies are pieces of dislodged bone or cartilage trapped in the thin membrane surrounding the shoulder joint (the…

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What Is The Best Way To Treat Your Rotator Cuff Injury?

The rotator cuff is one of those parts of the body we rarely give much thought to until something goes wrong. Not that we do not realize it is there; it simply does so much that we do not always know that it is in motion. Made up of four muscles that come from the…

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How Surgery Could Help Your Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common shoulder condition that limits the movement of the arm and can be very painful. Usually, frozen shoulder symptoms improve over time with simple non-surgical treatment. However, in some cases, surgical treatment methods can rapidly improve symptoms. What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that…

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Winter Can Increase Chances of Shoulder Injury

Winter is a wonderful time of the year. There are so many winter activities that bring enjoyment, but they can also increase your chances of a shoulder injury. Here are some causes of wintertime shoulder accidents, as well as ways to protect yourself from a shoulder injury this winter season. Winter Sports A fresh snowfall…

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Have I Ruptured or Torn My Pectoral Muscle?

The shoulder joint and surrounding muscles allow for a broad range of movements. One such muscle, the pectoralis, consists of sections known as the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor. Without this muscle, moving the shoulder forward and across the chest would not be possible. When there is a rupture to the pectoralis or tendons that…

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Shoulder Arthritis or Something Else?

If you experience shoulder pain, the most important thing is finding relief. In order to do that, it is vital to know exactly what is causing your pain. Shoulder pain can be caused by many things, and requires a thorough examination to discover the cause. Shoulder Arthritis Osteoarthritis is inflammation to one or more joints…

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