Shoulder articles

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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Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear is one of the more common causes of disability and pain amongst adults. Back in 2008, close to two million individuals in the United States went to see their doctor because of a problem with their rotator cuff. Torn...

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Scapula Fracture

Mobile, triangular and protected by an intricate system of surrounding muscles, the scapula isn’t broken all that often. These fractures account for less than 1 percent of all broken bones. Blunt trauma, high-energy, falling from an...

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Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder tends to be the most mobile of all joints in the body. It is capable of turning in any number of different directions. Due to this advantage, it makes the shoulder one of the easiest joints to dislocate. Partial dislocation (or...

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Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs within the neck from a sudden acceleration and deceleration force causing unrestrained, rapid movements backward and forward to the head and the neck, which is often from a car accident. Whiplash...

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Biceps Brachii Tendinopathy

Biceps brachii tendinopathy refers to an inflammation in the tendon connecting the biceps muscle found on the front of the upper arm to that of the shoulder blade. The main function of the biceps is to bend your arm, and to rotate your arm....

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Acromioclavicular Osteoarthritis

The acromioclavicular joint (known as the AC joint, or ACJ) is the joint between the clavicle (collar bone) and the acromion (the top of the shoulder blade). The ends of the bones are covered in cartilage, and when the cartilage wears out,...

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Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint tends to be injured most often when an individual falls onto the shoulder point directly. The trauma causes the acromion to separate from the collarbone (clavicle), which causes a true dislocation or a...

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Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

The acromioclavicular joint is one of the joints that constitute the shoulder complex. It is formed by the top part of the shoulder blade (acromion) and the collar bone (clavicle). Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support the...

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Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis 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...

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