Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, can lead to pain and stiffness that worsens over time, interfering with daily activities.
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Shoulder pain is one of the most common ailments our patients face. Rotator cuff impingement, also known as swimmer’s shoulder, is caused when bony formations in the shoulder blade rub against tendons, causing inflammation and pain.
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The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions, but it is also more vulnerable to dislocation as a result.
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The shoulder blade is a triangular bone protected by a complex system of muscles on all sides. Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon, and can normally be treated without surgery.
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The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions, but this joint can become unstable as a result. Repeated shoulder dislocations can lead to chronic instability.
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A separated shoulder is actually caused by injury to the acromioclavicular joint, also known as the AC joint. This joint is where the collarbone meets the highest part of the shoulder blade.
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Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. Frozen shoulder generally tends to get better over time, but full recovery can take years without the right treatment.
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Every year, millions of people see a doctor because of a rotator cuff problem or tear. These injuries can lead to pain and even disability as the shoulder weakens and everyday activities become more painful and difficult.