Shoulder Surgery Category

Shoulder Nerve Pain – What is It?

In sports, repetitive movement is more or less unavoidable. As a result, athletes are constantly running the risk of getting injured. Over time, factors like age, overuse—or sometimes both—catch up with our bodies and we are more likely to experience things like shoulder pain. Shoulder nerve pain, for example, is incredibly common. Athletes 50 years…. read more

AC Joint Arthritis Surgery – From Consultation to Treatment

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain among both women and men. While it tends to be more common as we age, arthritis can affect younger people too — especially athletes and other people who use their joints a lot. Millions of people suffer from shoulder arthritis, with symptoms ranging from…. read more

How to Fix Shoulder Impingement: Exploring Treatment Options

Every year in the U.S., millions of people seek medical care for shoulder pain and injury. More than half of those visits are due to rotator cuff injuries. One of the most common is shoulder impingement (sometimes called rotator cuff tendonitis or swimmer’s shoulder). It’s true, swimmers and other athletes tend to have the greatest…. read more

Dealing with Shoulder Strains from Repetitive Work

Chronic shoulder pain is common, affecting millions of men and women each year. Unlike acute pain that follows a traumatic injury, chronic shoulder pain is usually associated with repetitive movements, like lifting and reaching. Those might seem like simple movements, but over time, they can cause a lot of wear and tear in and around…. read more

How to Treat Minor Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is surprisingly common, especially among athletes and other people who use their shoulders a lot of reaching and lifting. But even people who don’t use their shoulders excessively can still wind up with minor aches and pains. Fortunately, a lot of minor shoulder pain can be relieved with some simple TLC. When minor…. read more

Rotator Cuff Injuries – Shoulder Pain In Focus

Diagnosing a Rotator Cuff Injury A “rotator cuff” might sound like a car part, but it’s actually a crucial part of your shoulder joint. The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that work together to help your shoulder move. It also keeps the ball of the shoulder joint inside the concave…. read more


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