Shoulders


Shoulder Arthritis

The most common complaints are pain and loss of motion.  The 5 types of arthritis found in shoulders are rheumatoid, post-traumatic, osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, and rotator cuff tear arthropathy.

Shoulder Impingement

Occurs when there is repetitive and chronic compression to the rotator-cuff tendons. Usually occurs in athletes or laborers who repeatedly lift their arms over their head. If left untreated it could cause rotator-cuff tear.

Shoulder Bursitis

This painful condition affects people of all ages. It is commonly caused by any repeated activity that creates friction in the shoulders and inflames the bursa (the bursa acts as a cushion so the rotator cuff tendon does not rub against the acromion bone).

Shoulder Tendonitis

Occurs when a tendon is pinched by surrounding structure. It is an inflammation of the biceps tendon and/or rotator cuff. Common symptoms are pain or tenderness in the shoulder, or not being able to hold arm in certain positions.

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear

Occurs when the rotator cuff tendons become damaged or injured. There can be either a partial tear or a full-thickness tear, resulting from either an injury (Acute Tear) or from degeneration (Degenerative Tear).