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  • Why does my shoulder ache?

    If you find yourself rubbing your shoulder after reaching up to take a coffee mug off the shelf, hammering in a nail just over your head or climbing into a pickup cab, you're among millions of Americans—particularly those over 60—with a shoulder issue. Shoulder pain could be a sign of arthritis, tendonitis, a rotator cuff tear or shoulder instability.

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  • Nerve block an effective treatment for painful shoulder condition

    Treating the painful shoulder condition adhesive capsulitis with a nerve block is a safe, simple and effective treatment, according to recent results from a Flinders-led clinical trial.

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  • Tips to help a frozen shoulder

    Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity, including sleep, difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Clavicle Fracture Treatment: When Is Surgery Necessary?

    Clavicle fractures, or broken collarbones, are typically treated without surgery. There is some evidence, though, to suggest that clavicle fractures may heal faster and more predictably when surgical repair is done.

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  • Conservative treatment may resolve olecranon bursitis without complications

    Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed conservative treatment may lead to resolution of olecranon bursitis without complications, infections, atrophy, skin depigmentation or surgery.

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  • First Steps to Help Treat a Frozen Shoulder

    If you have a frozen shoulder, then you understand how frustrating the pain and limited mobility in your shoulder and arm can be. It may seem almost impossible to accomplish simple tasks like dressing and bathing. A frozen shoulder seems to come from nowhere. Often there is little or no injury, and there are really no specific shoulder tests to determine if you have a frozen shoulder. The sign of a frozen shoulder is easy to spot: limited, painful range of motion (ROM) in your shoulder.

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  • At-Home Exercises and Physical Therapy for Calcific Tendonitis

    Calcific tendonitis results from the buildup of calcium in the shoulder, causing pain and limited range of motion. Symptoms can often be treated with physical therapy to restore the shoulder's range of motion and improve rotator cuff strength.

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  • Hill-Sachs Lesion Injury and Deformity

    A Hill-Sachs injury to the shoulder can occur due to a shoulder dislocation, resulting in a Hill-Sachs lesion or a Hill-Sachs deformity of the head of the humerus bone (the upper arm bone).As the bones in the shoulder joint dislocate, the round humeral head (the ball on the top of the arm bone) can strike the edge of the glenoid bone (the socket) with force. This creates a compression fracture in the humeral head. A small divot in the bone is often seen on MRI, and larger Hill-Sachs injuries may also be seen on an X-ray.

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  • What to know about shoulder arthritis

    Shoulder arthritis refers to damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. It usually results from wear and tear on cartilage due to aging or injury, such as a fracture.

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  • 8 Types of Shoulder Surgeries

    Shoulder surgery is often necessary for many common shoulder problems. Procedures can range from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to more traditional ​open surgeries using a scalpel and sutures.1 Arthroscopic surgery is a type of surgery where instruments are inserted through keyhole-sized incisions in your shoulder.

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