If the transition from winter to spring has one universal between most households, it’s surely the tradition of spring cleaning. Let’s briefly discuss some of the more common injuries we see as a result of spring cleaning activities, and then we’ll cover some ways to prevent those injuries.
The shoulder blade is a triangular bone in the upper back. Injuries to the shoulder blade cause pain and difficulty moving the shoulder or arm. Treatments vary depending on the cause, but they might include stretching exercises or medications.
Rupture of the distal biceps tendon is an increasingly frequent injury sustained predominantly by middle aged males. Despite the prevalence of sport in this age group, little is known regarding return to sport outcomes following surgery.
Injury to the biceps muscle and tendon can lead to bicep pain and other symptoms. Causes include overuse of the muscle and trauma, but they can result in different types of injury.
A fractured clavicle, or fractured collarbone, is a common sports injury that generally occurs from an impact to the shoulder of a fall on an outstretched arm. These fractures may be partial or complete and often require surgical repair or immobilization while they heal. It's important to work closely with your physician and physical therapist to design a clavicle fracture rehabilitation program that is specific to your injury, fitness level, and lifestyle.
A Pitt bioengineer and orthopaedic surgeon develop a quantitative, individualized approach for capsule surgery following shoulder dislocation
Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.
Efficacy of Nonoperative Treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse injury affecting approximately 1 to 3 percent of the population. Although symptoms may disappear spontaneously within 1 year, the clinical guidelines for conservative treatment are not clear. The authors' objective was to examine the outcomes of nonsurgical treatments for lateral epicondylitis through a meta-analysis and provide a treatment recommendation using the available evidence.
If you are an athlete who participates in a sport that requires overhead motions like throwing—which includes baseball, softball, and racquet sports—you know the amount of stress this places on your shoulder. Injury prevention is paramount to helping you stay involved in your sport longer and with less lost time. These "Throwers 10" exercises can help you maintain adequate mobility and stability for participation in your sport.
Some rotator cuff injuries may require surgery when nonsurgical treatments have not worked, but evidence suggests that nonsurgical treatments can help with most cases.