Shoulder Injuries

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Scapular Winging

An Overview on Scapular Winging The scapula (shoulder blade) is a large, important bone with a complex structure that helps make up the shoulder joint. The scapula has many important muscles attached to it. [...]

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

One of the most common health conditions experienced by individuals is shoulder pain. The shoulder is a large, complex joint with a unique arrangement of muscles, ligaments and bones, including the rotator cuff. The rotator [...]

Shoulder Dislocation vs. Shoulder Separation

An Overview of a Shoulder Dislocation and a Shoulder Separation A shoulder dislocation and a shoulder separation are two distinct injuries that are commonly confused. Each shoulder injury causes shoulder pain and discomfort but [...]

AC Joint

The acromioclavicular joint, also known as the AC joint, is located where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the highest point of the acromion (shoulder blade). The shoulder AC joint is small and has a limited range [...]

AC Joint Sprain

An AC joint sprain is a fairly common shoulder injury among active individuals. A shoulder sprain in the AC joint is typically caused by a direct blow to the “point” of the shoulder or a [...]

AC Joint Separation

An AC joint separation is a common injury among physically active individuals. A separated shoulder is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. The injury involves the acromioclavicular joint, otherwise known as the AC [...]

AC Joint Separation Grading

An acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation is the medical classification for a separation of the collarbone from the shoulder blade. An AC joint separation is a common injury in the active population and typically occurs from [...]

Labral and Slap Tears

An Overview of Labral and SLAP Tears When the labrum, which is an important type of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (the socket of the shoulder), is injured or torn, it is referred to [...]