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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

A shoulder dislocation and a shoulder separation are two distinct injuries that are commonly confused. Each shoulder injury causes shoulder pain and discomfort but have varying symptoms and treatments. A shoulder separation will occur at [...]

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

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 as a labral tear. While the glenoid itself has [...]

Injuries in Overhead Athletes

Sports that involve overhead motions such as tennis and baseball place significant stress on the shoulder joint. When injuries do occur they usually do so in specific patters that are not common with other shoulder [...]