Shoulder stiffness

Dislocated shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is a traumatic and painful injury. It usually occurs when the humerus bone is displaced forwards out of the joint. Seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have a dislocated shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and rehabilitation for shoulder dislocations. Dislocated shoulder symptoms Dislocated shoulders are usually caused …

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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)

Rotator cuff tendonitis (tendinopathy) is an overuse injury causing gradual onset pain in the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendonitis Symptoms Shoulder pain which has developed gradually over a period of days or weeks. Often patients are unable to determine a specific point in time when the …

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Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for frozen shoulder. It is a condition causing pain and restricted movement in the shoulder joint. There are three phases that a Frozen shoulder will pass through; a freezing phase, a stiff phase and a thawing phase where the pain gradually reduces and mobility increases. Symptoms Painful (freezing) phase …

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Rotator cuff strain

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff strain is a tear to any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. It is common in throwing and racket sports. A torn rotator cuff can range from mild to severe. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and exercises. Symptoms Torn rotator cuff symptoms at the time of injury …

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Supraspinatus tear

Supraspinatus Tear

The supraspinatus muscle runs along the top of the shoulder blade and inserts at the top of the arm, or humerus bone, and is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. A supraspinatus tear can occur from falling onto an outstretched arm, or from throwing activities. Symptoms of a supraspinatus tendon tear Symptoms of a …

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Pec Major Tendon Inflammation

The Pectoralis Major tendon is weakest where it inserts into the arm or humerus bone. Common sports that can inflame the tendon include racket sports, rowing, swimming, and weight training. The pain when performing these activities will probably have increased over a period of time. Resting from these sports is essential to recovering from this …

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Rotator cuff strain

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is an overuse injury causes inflammation of one of the tendons in the shoulder joint, usually a rotator cuff tendon. Shoulder tendinopathy is probably a more accurate term as it describes degeneration of a tendon, rather than acute inflammation. Symptoms Symptoms of shoulder tendinitis include pain when moving the shoulder. The pain usually …

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Winged scapula

Winged Scapula

A winged scapula is where the shoulder protrudes out of the back rather than laying flat against the back of the chest wall. It is a symptom of another condition, rather than an injury itself but can be painful. Winged scapula symptoms A winged scapular is usually fairly obvious as the scapular or shoulder blade …

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Glenoid labrum

Glenoid Labrum Tear

A Glenoid labrum tear is a tear of a fibrous ring of tissue in the shoulder joint. It is often caused by repetitive movements such as overhead throwing, causing general pain and weakness. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a Glenoid labrum tear. Symptoms Symptoms include shoulder pain which cannot be localized …

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