It’s hard to do almost anything without moving your shoulder. Getting in and out of a car, washing your hair, or picking up a child all affect your shoulder muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and shoulder muscles that hold the upper arm in the shoulder socket. An injury, overuse, or improper shoulder mechanics can all lead to a rotator cuff injury. Let’s review how to prevent rotator cuff injuries.
Our shoulder blade is a triangular shaped bone in our upper back and its purpose is to help support pivotal movements of our shoulder. It’s possible to experience pain near or under your shoulder blade that is quite severe or an ache that arrives in waves. The cause and the diagnosis can be determined on the kind of pain, its frequency, and if the pain occurs with movement. Here we will look at 10 causes of pain under the shoulder blade.
Spectators watching a basketball game may find it difficult to follow the action. The players move so quickly up and down the court, you can get whiplash as you watch — so imagine how those players feel! No wonder there are so many injuries. Let’s look at the most common basketball injuries and how to prevent them.
Try to simply walk, get up from a chair, hug a friend, garden, wrap a gift, work on your computer, or get into bed, and not move your shoulder. It is difficult, if not impossible, to do. The shoulder is one of our most complex joints and when it hurts, almost everything we attempt to do hurts as well. Let’s delve into 5 causes of shoulder pain & when to see a specialist.
Athletes and non-athletes alike need to protect their knees from falls, twists, or trauma. Anyone from a young athlete to a middle aged person or senior can benefit from strengthening their knees. Here are 7 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury.
Got shoulder pain? Is your shoulder stiff making it hard to move easily? It could very well be arthritis, and if you are over age 50 and were involved in an accident in the past, it probably is arthritis. Let’s learn more about shoulder arthritis and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Many people don’t realize that knee replacement surgery is more common in women. It happens to be true for a number of reasons. Let’s discover why knee replacements are more common in women.
We love our football whether it’s pee wee, high school, college, or professional. We love to watch it, and youngsters and adults like to play it. Unfortunately, no amount of padding and equipment can prevent injuries from occurring, especially to the shoulder. Here are some common shoulder injuries in football you should be aware of.
MCL, or medial collateral ligament, is a wide thick band of tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shinbone) about 4 – 6 inches from the knee. If you have injured your MCL, keep reading to learn more about treatment and recovery.
Microfracture surgery is performed as part of arthroscopic knee surgery, and is generally considered first line treatment for cartilage damage in the knee joint. If you are having microfracture surgery for the knee, here is what to expect.