Shoulder arthroscopy is a safe and effective procedure — today’s minimally invasive techniques shorten recovery times and reduce the risk of complications. Shoulder injuries can be painful and debilitating, and the prospect of undergoing surgery to correct the problem just adds to the stress for many patients. Fortunately, orthopedic surgeons now employ arthroscopic techniques that […]
Shoulder stiffness may be caused by a variety of orthopedic conditions. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options that can provide relief.
Here’s how to identify a shoulder dislocation, and what you can expect throughout your recovery.
If you’re suffering from pain in your shoulder blades, there are effective treatment methods you can try at home.
If you’re suffering from neck pain, it may be the result of cervical radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve in the neck. Learn the common symptoms of this condition, and how you can get relief.
With proper preparation and a high-caliber rehabilitation plan, you can return to the activities you love quickly following rotator cuff surgery.
If you felt a twinge after that last swing, learn how to fine-tune your form and prevent rotator cuff injuries.
If you’re a weightlifter, don’t ignore an aching shoulder. Follow our tips to prevent and treat these three common conditions.
Here’s what you need to know about the painful but treatable condition called adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder.
Bad posture is all too common these days, as many office workers spend much of their time hunched over a screen. When the neck, shoulders, and back are misaligned, the muscles can’t work correctly to keep the body upright and balanced. This puts strain on those muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain, injury, fatigue, […]
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a cartilaginous junction that joins the shoulder blade and the collarbone. Primarily responsible for overhead motions such as throwing, this essential joint can be sprained or separated as a result of direct trauma, often while playing contact sports such as football or hockey. Like many sprains and strains, […]
The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. Made up of many different bones, tendons, and ligaments, its complex structure is what makes it so integral to sports and everyday life. Unfortunately, it also makes the shoulder particularly vulnerable to a variety of injuries. The shoulder’s complexity can also make it difficult to […]
A sprained shoulder can be painful and inconvenient, disrupting your daily routine and keeping you from enjoying your active lifestyle. And while sprained shoulders do eventually heal, the recovery process is a gradual one — the timeline for complete recovery can range from several weeks to several months. As you develop a treatment plan for […]
A shoulder arthroscopic decompression or acromioplasty is a very common operation for people with severe shoulder pain, which is typically caused by rotator cuff or shoulder impingement. However, a recent British study has questioned the frequency of this procedure and its benefit. Shoulder impingement syndrome, often referred to as shoulder bursitis, tendonitis impingement, swimmer’s shoulder, […]
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 […]