Category: Shoulder and Elbow

Shoulder Dislocation: What You Need to Know

The shoulder joint, also called the ball-and-socket joint, is the body’s most mobile joint. The downside of this mobility is that the joint is more susceptible to shoulder dislocation. Symptoms of Shoulder Dislocation Your shoulder becomes dislocated when the top of your upper arm bone, which is shaped like a ball, pops out of the […]

What to Expect During Total Joint Replacement Recovery

So you’ve studied the benefits of what a joint replacement can do for your quality of life, but now you’re left wondering: What is total joint replacement recovery going to be like? In the weeks leading up to your total joint replacement procedure, your doctor and medical team will walk you through what to expect […]

Carrying Heavy Bags Can Cause Shoulder and Back Injuries

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and traveling to visit family! But, did you know that carrying heavier bags can lead to shoulder injuries and back injuries? How does carrying heavy bags cause shoulder injuries? It’s suggested that pre-adolescents regularly carry as much as 10 percent of their body weight in bags, luggage, and other […]

Muscle Strains: Treatment and Prevention

When the muscle becomes overstretched or torn, a strain occurs. While this type of injury can be seen within any muscle in the body, it is most common within the neck, shoulder, lower back and hamstring, which is the muscle behind the thigh. Muscle strains can limit movement and cause pain. It is important to […]

Golfer’s Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Did you know that golfer’s elbow can happen from gripping or swinging clubs incorrectly or too forcefully? Golf isn’t the only sport that can cause this injury. Activities that require repeatedly bending and straightening the elbow can cause golfer’s elbow as well, such as racket sports like tennis and throwing sports like baseball. Causes Golfer’s […]

Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

Did you know that smartphones and tablets can affect your posture? This is due to the hunched-over position that so many of us submit to, along with the natural pull of gravity that causes problems beyond aesthetics. When the shoulders roll forward, so does the upper back and neck. This, in turn, leads to pain […]

Shoulder Pain: Arthritis

Did you know that in 2011, more than 50 million people were reportedly diagnosed with some form of arthritis in the United States? Arthritis is inflammation that takes place in one or more of your joints that causes pain and stiffness. One common area that it can occur in is your shoulder. How Does Shoulder […]

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Your elbow forms where three bones come together: your upper arm bone, the humerus, and your two forearm bones, the ulna and the radius. Each of your bones has cartilage attached to the end, which help them slide against one another and absorb shock. Your cartilage is locked in place by your ligaments, and your […]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: What Is It?

If you’re a swimmer, weight lifter or tennis player, you may have experienced a persistent pain in your shoulder that can affect your everyday activities. Shoulder impingement syndrome happens as a result of repeated activities, making small movements like reaching up behind the back or overhead painful. Worried that you may have it? We’ve got […]

Rotator Cuff Injury: Everything You Need to Know

Rotator cuff injuries can sometimes develop after you’ve attempted to cushion a fall, most likely your shoulder, or after you’ve done some heavy lifting. These types of injuries are most commonly found in people over the age of 40, but can also occur in athletes, especially those like baseball pitchers, who regularly use repetitive arm […]

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