Sudden onset shoulder pain

Long Head of Biceps Rupture

A rupture or tear to the long head of the biceps causes pain at the front of the shoulder. It is more common in older athletes. Symptoms A sudden sharp pain at the front of the upper arm. Swelling over the front of the shoulder joint. You may have a feeling that something at the …

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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 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 …

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AC joint sprain

AC Joint Separation/Sprain

An AC joint separation, or AC joint sprain, is an injury to the ligaments which hold the acromioclavicular joint together at the top of the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for AC joint sprains. Symptoms AC joint sprains are often caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm. Symptoms include: Pain …

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Deltoid muscle

Deltoid Muscle Strain

The Deltoid muscle is the large muscle on the top & outside of the shoulder. Although not a common injury, an injured Deltoid can result in pain at the front, side or back of the shoulder. A contusion is more common and occurs from direct impact or trauma to the muscle. On this page: Deltoid …

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Posterior shoulder dislocation

Posterior Shoulder Dislocation

A posterior shoulder dislocation occurs when the head of the humerus moves backward out of the socket. This is a relatively rare injury as most shoulder dislocations are anterior. It may be caused by contact sports, car accidents or a fall. This shoulder injury results in a complete loss of function and severe pain, for …

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Dislocated shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is a traumatic and painful injury. It usually occurs when the femur 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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