The shoulder joint is comprised of three parts: the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus. Shoulder joint injuries can be caused by a traumatic event like falling awkwardly on the arm or a jolt while trying to lift a heavy object. Many people confuse a separated shoulder and a dislocated shoulder. While similarly situated, these are very different injuries.

Finding a Relief Pitcher for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis – Supraspinatus Tendonitis

Supraspinatus tendonitis is a common injury in many sports that include aggressive overhead movements. The supraspinatus is a muscle located on the top of the shoulder blade or scapula, which mechanically connects the upper arm (humerus) to the scapula. Inadequate dynamic muscle balance, overuse, and poor range of motion prior to physical activities are all causes of supraspinatus tendonitis. Sports commonly associated with supraspinatus tendonitis are weight lifting, swimming, baseball, tennis, and racquetball. Any rapid overhead motion, and especially those where resistance against this movement is involved, are activities which put the supraspinatus at risk of injury.

How to Heat up a Frozen Shoulder

Older athletes are more prone to suffer from the frozen shoulder syndrome, also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint capsule; a fibrous covering of the synovial lining of the shoulder joint. When the capsule becomes inflamed, it results in pain and significant stiffness of the joint. Due to these symptoms, the athlete quickly demonstrates a characteristic limitation in the range of motion of the shoulder.

Subacromial Bursitis Made Easy

Understanding Shoulder Bursitis The subacromial bursa is a thin sac-like structure that is located just under the acromioclavicular or AC joint of the shoulder.  The bursa lies over the top of the rotator cuff.  The bursa acts as a lubricating buffer between the rotator cuff and the undersurface of the lateral clavicle and acromion process […]

How to Survive a Rotator Cuff Tear

As I came up with the title of this article I actually laughed out loud.  With the amount of information on and diversity of options about rotator cuff injuries, “surviving” the information tsunami is quite appropriate.  Rotator cuff symptoms can vary based on the degree and location of the injury.  Meanwhile, I was secretly hoping […]

Shoulder Joint

The shoulder joint is comprised of three parts: the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus. Shoulder joint injuries can be caused by a traumatic event like falling awkwardly on the arm or a jolt while trying to lift a heavy object. Many people confuse a separated shoulder and a dislocated shoulder. While similarly situated, these […]