Shoulder articles

Glenoid Labrum Tear

A glenoid labrum tear (known simply as a labral tear) is a tear to the edge of the shoulder socket. The structure torn is fibrous and hard, and it sits around the socket to keep the upper arm in place and to prevent dislocations. Heavy...

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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

One of the most common types of physical complaints is that of pain in the shoulder. The shoulder is composed of multiple joints, tendons and muscles that all join together to provide you with an increased range of movement in the arm....

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Osteochondroma

An osteochondroma is a benign bone tumour. Growing tumors might end up replacing healthy tissues with abnormal tissue. It could end up weakening the bone and cause it to break (fracture). Most of the time, the bone tumor is noncancerous...

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder tends to cause stiffness and pain in the shoulder.  Over the course of time, the shoulder ends up becoming very hard to move.  The condition only occurs in around 2 percent of the population.  Most of the time, it affects...

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Shoulder Subluxation

Shoulder subluxations are a temporary, partial dislocation within the shoulder joint. The ball of the upper arm is typically held in the socket of the shoulder by a group of ligaments. Ligaments are strong tissue bands that connect the...

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Clavicle Fracture

The collarbone (clavicle) is one of the main bones found in the shoulder joint. Its primary role is to hold the shoulder up, as well as the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The collarbone is responsible for...

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Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder

An individual suffering with tendinopathy will have inflammation of the surrounding shoulder joint tendons.  Four muscles and tendons are in the rotator cuff, which surrounds the back and top of the shoulder.  The tendons work together to...

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Rotator Cuff Rupture

Rotator cuff ruptures are serious injuries to the muscle in the shoulder. They commonly affect older people, typically over the age of 65, and occur in about equal numbers of males and females. They cause significant pain and disability in...

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Shoulder Fracture

Traumas to the shoulder are quite common. Injuries can range from a separated shoulder that resulted from falling on the shoulder or being involved in a high-speed accident where the scapula becomes fractured. One thing remains certain,...

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Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder

The bicep muscle is located in the front of your upper arm. It helps you to bend the elbow and rotate the arm. It also helps to make sure the shoulder blade is stable. Tendons keep the muscle attached to the bones. The biceps tendons attach...

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Biceps Tendonitis of the Shoulder

Biceps tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of the upper bicep tendon.  The strong cord-like structure is responsible for connecting the upper end of the bicep muscle to the bone within the shoulder.  Weakness and pain in the front...

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a very common shoulder problem that causes a pinching of one of the tendons in the shoulder. It tends to occur commonly within the shoulders of the over 50s, although not exclusively, and can occur in...

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