The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body – but its wide range of motion also makes it unstable and susceptible to injury. We have experienced surgeons and certified rehabilitation staff to help you get back to your best quickly.
Common shoulder problems include:
BursitisAn inflammation of the bursa (lubricating) sacs that protect the shoulder; often caused by tendonitis and/or impingement syndrome (see below).
TendonitisCaused when the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon become inflamed, usually due to being pinched by surrounding structures.
Rotator Cuff TearOccurs when one or more rotator cuff tendons become inflamed from overuse, aging, a collision, or a fall onto an outstretched hand.
Impingement SyndromeCaused by excessive squeezing or rubbing of the rotator cuff and the shoulder blade; can lead to a torn rotator cuff.
Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)A severely restrictive condition often caused by an injury that, in turn, leads to lack of use due to pain.
DislocationOccurs when a substantial force separates the shoulder joint's ball (rounded, top portion of the humerus) from the joint's socket (glenoid).
SeparationCaused when the ligaments attached to the collarbone (clavicle) are completely or partially torn away from the shoulder blade (scapula).
FractureA partial or total crack or break in a bone, usually due to an impact.
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