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Should I Have Surgery For My SLAP Tear?

Have you been recently diagnosed with a SLAP tear or a Shoulder Labral tear? Have you been recommended to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair your injury? Many people see an orthopedic surgeon and are given the diagnosis of SLAP or labral tear. They receive the orthopedist’s recommendations on treatment and they come home unsure about what to […]

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Boxing Injuries: Rotator Cuff Impingement

Aside from the physical injuries that boxers endure for their sport, many experience the same injuries that the average person may encounter. Because of the repetitious nature of their training, boxers commonly injure their shoulders. One of the most common shoulder injuries is rotator cuff impingement. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that […]

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What Is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Swimming shoulder is another term for shoulder impingement. The condition has earned its name because swimmers very commonly irritate their shoulders when swimming because of the constant rotation of the joint. If you’re an avid swimmer, chances are you have had or will have shoulder impingement. You may also experience this shoulder pain if you simply like to swim […]

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Your Shoulder Pain May Actually Be Coming From Bicep Tendinitis

Biceps tendinitis is an inflammation of the upper end of the long head of the biceps tendon. The biceps muscle in front of the arm has two tendinous origins in the shoulder: the long head from the glenoid (socket part of shoulder joint) and the short head from the coracoid bone (bone present in front […]

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Should I Get A Cortisone Shot For My Painful Shoulder?

I hear questions and concerns, very often, about cortisone shots for shoulder pain. Many patients want to know if it is safe. Others, simply are adamantly against it. So, what is the truth?

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SLAP Tears: Overuse Sports Injuries of The Shoulder

Repetitive overhead sports, such as tennis or throwing sports, can lead to various conditions in the shoulder. One common condition is a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior). This refers to a tear in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (socket bone) in the shoulder. The labrum is composed of cartilage and functions to create […]

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How Shoulder Replacements Work

Wondering exactly what happens during a shoulder replacement? Here’s how your orthopedic surgeon can restore your damaged, injured shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball part is the upper part of the arm bone (humerus), which moves on the shallow socket part which is in the shoulder blade (scapula). […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: How To Treat Shoulder Impingement

Weightlifters often suffer from overuse injuries and strains, especially at the shoulder. Shoulder Impingements are perhaps the most common injuries a weightlifter sustains. Unfortunately, if a shoulder impingement is ignored it can cause severe pain and damage the joint to the point where surgery may be necessary. Here’s what every weightlifter should know about shoulder impingements. Weightlifters […]

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How Do I Know That I Have I Rotator Cuff Tear?

So many times we hear about Rotator Cuff Tears or injuries. The term has become so common that nearly everyone that suffers a shoulder injury or shoulder pain becomes concerned; “Did I tear my Rotator Cuff?” But most people really do not know what that is exactly. It has just become commonplace to presume it will require […]

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Do I Have Weightlifter’s Shoulder?

Weightlifting is a popular sport and workout for many, but it is also a strenuous activity for our musculoskeletal system. Our shoulder joints are specifically prone to injury when lifting heavy loads. Weightlifters shoulder, or AC joint osteolysis, is a gradual injury to the clavicle that can have serious implications if not treated by an orthopedist. Here’s […]

Difference Between Bankart Tears, Subluxation, and Multi-Directional Shoulder Dislocations

What’s the Difference Between Bankart Tears, Subluxation, and Multi-Directional Shoulder Dislocations?

When you’ve dislocated your shoulder, your first priority will likely be to seek relief from the pain. To do so, however, it’s important to understand the different types of shoulder dislocations — each of which comes with a slightly different set of complications — and identify which injury you’ve sustained. To help you on your road to […]

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Should You Have Surgery For Your Rotator Cuff Tear?

Many patients visit their doctor for a shoulder injury and learn that they have a rotator cuff tear, but hesitate to go ahead with surgery to repair it. Your orthopedist will often recommend physical therapy for  tears that are not too severe, but conservative treatments may have their limits. Patients who continue to do overhead work […]

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is a common medical condition that will affect the majority of Americans at least once in their lifetime. Similar symptomatically to tendonitis, bursitis is caused by an inflamed bursa, a sac of lubricating fluid surrounding a joint. Bursitis most often manifests in the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows, and results from either repetitive, minor impact on the […]

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda: Will His Repaired Shoulder Hold Up?

Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda recently returned from the disabled list and had a less than impressive outing for the Yankees. In fact, his performance since he returned from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, in which he had a labral repair, has been unpredictable. He has had performances that were very impressive, such as the outing in May against […]

NY Jets Tight End Jace Amaro​ Tears Labrum in Shoulder

Jace Amaro’s shoulder pain and range of motion has not improved since he suffered a torn labrum (cushion of cartilage) during the Jets’ pre-season opener against the Lions on August 13th. The hope was that Amaro’s pain would diminish enough to be able to play this season. Unfortunately, his pain and motion did not improve […]

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