Shoulder Injuries Guides

Shoulder Sprains and Strains

What is a shoulder sprain or strain? A shoulder sprain or strain involves an injury to the soft tissues of the shoulder. A shoulder sprain involves damage to the ligaments (the bands of tissue that connect bones together) and strains involve injuries to muscles and tendons. Injuries often happen during...

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Rotator Cuff Injury

What is rotator cuff injury? The rotator cuff comprises a quartet of tendons and muscles that meet at the top of the humerus – the upper arm bone. Together, they form what is known as the ‘cuff’, holding the arm in place and allowing it to move freely. Despite being...

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Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendonitis

What is rotator cuff calcific tendonitis? Rotator cuff calcific tendonitis is the accumulation of calcium in the rotator cuff. Calcium forms in the tendon causing a build up of stress on the tendon, as well as causing irritation which leads to shoulder pain. Exactly what causes rotator cuff calcific tendonitis is...

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Shoulder Separation

What is shoulder separation? A shoulder separation is the partial or total separation of two parts of the shoulder: the collarbone (the clavicle) and the tip of the shoulder blade (the acromion). A shoulder separation is classified on the basis of how badly the ligaments are injured. A forceful, direct...

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