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Discover treatment options for Shoulder injuries and conditions. comprehensive care and information to help you live a pain-free, active life.

Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries

What is shoulder separation? A shoulder separation is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. The injury…

Biceps Tendon Injuries at the Shoulder

Biceps Tendon Injuries at the Shoulder The biceps muscle has two tendons that attach it to the bones…

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific Tendonitis Calcific tendonitis refers to a build-up of calcium in the rotator cuff (calcific deposit). When calcium…

Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle fracture (Fracture of the collarbone) A clavicle fracture is a break in the collarbone, one of the…

Cracking sounds in the shoulder joint

Cracking sounds in the shoulder joint Decoding Joint Sounds Noises emanating from the shoulder joints, such as popping,…

Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Exercises for Shoulder Pain Introduction Your shoulder should start to feel better within 6 to 12 weeks if…

Fracture of the Proximal Humerus (Shoulder Injury)

Fracture of the Proximal Humerus (Shoulder Injury) Basic Anatomy The shoulder comprises three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the…

Fractured Humerus

Fractured Humerus What is it? The humerus is the longest bone in the arm. It is articulated with…

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder What is a frozen shoulder? The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and the…

Innovative Tendon Transfer Solutions for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

Innovative Tendon Transfer Solutions for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears Introduction: Welcome to our online platform, the arm doc,…

Multidirectional Shoulder Instability (MDI)

Multidirectional Shoulder Instability (MDI) Abnormal amount of excursion of the humeral head on the glenoid in all directions.…

Pectoralis Major Rupture

Pectoralis Major Rupture What is Pectoralis Major Rupture? The pectoralis major muscle is the large muscle in front…

Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Each…

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis Normal Shoulder In the normal shoulder (glenohumeral joint), motion occurs across smooth surfaces lined with cartilage.…

Shoulder Arthritis non operative treatment

Shoulder Arthritis non operative treatment Introduction Shoulder arthritis is a common condition that affects the glenohumeral joint, the…

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy What is shoulder arthroscopy? Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive technique that allows access to and treatment…

Shoulder Impingement

One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints…

Shoulder Injuries in Athletes

Shoulder Injuries in Athletes What are these injuries? Overhead throwing places extremely high stresses on the shoulder, specifically…

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability What is shoulder instability? Shoulder instability is a common shoulder problem, and regularly seen by therapists,…

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Shoulder Joint Replacement If nonsurgical treatments like medications and activity changes are no longer helpful for relieving pain,…

Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery  What is Shoulder Surgery? Shoulder surgery treats injured shoulders by repairing the muscles, connective tissue, or…

Shoulder Trauma

Fractures and Dislocations

Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)

Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations) Trauma to the shoulder is common. Injuries range from a separated shoulder resulting from a…

SLAP Tears

SLAP Tears A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring…

Sternoclaviular Joint Problems

Sternoclaviular Joint Problems The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is one of the four joints that complete the shoulder. The…

The Brighton Score

The Beighton score is a popular screening technique for hypermobility. This is a nine-point scale requiring 5 manoeuvres,…

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thoracic outlet syndrome is a term used for several rare and different conditions that can…

Tips and ways to live with shoulder sling

Tips and ways to live with shoulder sling If you find yourself needing to wear a sling for…

Understanding and Managing SLAP Lesions

Understanding and Managing SLAP Lesions The shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint known anatomically as the gleno-humeral joint, involves two…

What is the shoulder?

What is the Shoulder? The shoulder is the part that serves as the link between the arm and…

Winging Scapula

Abnormalities of the Blade The scapula, or shoulder blade, is a large triangular-shaped bone that lies in the…