Common Injuries - Shoulder

Broken Collar Bone

Breaking of the collar bone, or clavicle, is the most common shoulder injury. Most broken collar bones result from someone falling to the ground with their arm overstretched, and the force is transmitted up the arm settling in the collar bone.

Dislocated Shoulder

A very common injury in contact sports, a dislocated shoulder is distinguished with severe shoulder pain. It is when your upper arm bone is “popped out” of the shoulder joint.  A hospital visit is essential with a dislocated shoulder so it can be restored back to its original anatomy.

Frozen Shoulder

Also referred to as “Adhesive Capitulis,” frozen should is more common in people aging from 40-60, and is found in women more frequently. Frozen shoulder is described as stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. As the frozen shoulder worsens the range of motion starts to decrease.

Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendonitis

Usually found in adults ranging from 30-40 years old, calcific tendinitis is a condition in which calcium deposits appear within the tendons of the rotator cuff. The deposits usually resolve within a few weeks, but when present they usually aren’t painful.

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that are formed over the shoulder joint in the form of a cuff, which help the shoulder joint move in a wide range of motion.  When the tendons are torn from overuse and strenuous activities movement is made very difficult, and surgery is used to repair the tendons.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Symptoms of shoulder impingement include pain with reaching over the head, and lifting their arms to the side. It is caused by the rotator cuff tendons being pinched between the shoulder blade and the shoulder socket.

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