As a highly complex joint, the shoulder is vulnerable to a number of conditions that can cause snapping, popping, or clicking. In most cases, these sensations are harmless, but if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort along with the popping in your shoulder, this could be a symptom of a more serious orthopedic condition. We’ve identified some common […]
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?
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). […]
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 […]
The Rotator Cuff is a group of important tendons in the shoulder that are responsible for the stability and strength of the shoulder. Rotator Cuff disease has various stages and levels of damage to these tendons. The symptoms are pain with overhead activities, night pain, biceps inflammation, weakness and limited motion. The early stages of Rotator Cuff […]
You don’t have to be a pro pitcher or weekend warrior to get shoulder bursitis. Chances are, you will start feeling pain without knowing what caused it. So how did you end up with shoulder bursitis and what does this mean? Bursae are jelly-like sacs that act as buffers between tissues as we move our bodies. […]
Many people find themselves with frozen shoulder after they’ve injured their shoulder, usually after a car accident or sports injury. Frozen shoulder is a complex disease that can affect anyone for 1-2 years. If you have frozen shoulder, it will go through phases of pain, at first causing you extreme pain that may make you […]
Very often, patients see me for shoulder pain without any history of injury or trauma. They typically wait a long time to see a doctor in hopes that it will go away just as suddenly as it appeared. Moreover, they are confused by why this is happening to them since they have seemingly done nothing […]