Shoulder Injuries

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Scapular Winging

An Overview of 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

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Overview 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 [...]

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

An Overview of the 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 [...]

AC Joint Sprain

An Overview of an 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 [...]

AC Joint Separation

AC Joint Separation Overview 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, [...]

AC Joint Separation Grading

AC Joint Grading System Overview 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 [...]

Labral and Slap Tears

An Overview of Shoulder Labral Tears 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 [...]

Biceps Tendonitis

An Overview of Biceps Tendonitis Biceps tendonitis is a common source of shoulder pain for athletes who participate in repeated overhead activities such as tennis, basketball, and weight lifting and for other active people [...]