Brachial Plexus Injury in Newborns

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves present around the shoulder. These nerves offer a sense of feeling and muscular control in the hand, fingers, shoulder, arm, and forearm. When these nerves suffer injury, it causes loss of motion or weakness, which is called brachial plexus injury. There are many types of brachial plexus injuries based on the location of the nerve damage. Some of the common causes that lead to brachial plexus injury in newborns are: Complicated birth, such as breech delivery. Mothers suffering long labor. Baby's weight is more than 8 pounds. The shoulder of the baby ...
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Shoulder Cartilage Injuries and Arthritis

The two major bones that make up your shoulder joint are the humerus and the scapula. The point where these bones meet, known as the glenohumeral joint, is covered by cartilage. This helps in the smooth movement of the joint with minimum friction. When this cartilage suffers injuries, movement of the joint becomes painful, limited, and not smooth. Cartilage injuries in the shoulder vary based on factors such as location and how severe it is. They vary from very small-sized injuries to full loss of cartilage on both sides. When the injury is restricted to only a small area, it ...
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Complications of soft tissue injuries of the shoulder

Soft tissues mainly refer to muscles, tendons, and ligaments that surround and support the joints. The soft tissue within your shoulder helps in maintaining regular movement and functioning. Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder occur because of a fall with an outstretched hand, direct blow, or overuse. Some soft tissue injuries include bruises, strains, sprains, etc. Bruises occur when blood vessels are damaged, leading to skin color changes and swelling. Sprains occur when ligaments responsible for joining bones are damaged and strains are caused by the tearing of muscle fibers. Cause of soft tissue injury of the shoulder The reasons ...
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Little League Shoulder

Little league shoulder is a kind of injury of the humerus at a place called growth plate where the bone is still developing. This kind of injury occurs because of stress or overuse where it widens the growth plate, causing swelling and pain in the shoulder. Little league shoulder is very common among young athletes, aged 11 to 16. With proper treatment, the condition gets better, but if left untreated, it can worsen and cause damage to the bone. Some of the factors responsible for this injury are: Recurring throwing without required rest Throwing with unsuitable mechanics Less strength in ...
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Sports injuries in children

Physical activity and sports are important for a child’s healthy growth. Playing sports make sure there is good motor skill development and maintenance of the right weight with proper vision. But with sports, injuries are also unavoidable. For instance, in contact sports, there is a chance of physical contact with other players due to collisions. In sports such as basketball and football, there is a high rate of injury compared to non-contact sports such as running and swimming. Sports injuries in children are categorized into three different kinds: acute injuries, overuse injuries and re-injuries. Acute sports injuries in children This ...
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Micro instability of the shoulder

Microinstability of the shoulder is a delicate but impactful condition that affects the subtle balance in the shoulder joint. Compared to some noticeable issues like frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear, shoulder strains, shoulder microinstability includes unrevealed shifts, which overtime result in chronic pain and dysfunction. The flexibility of the shoulder arises from the ball and socket joint, the place where the humerus meets with the scapula. Right stability is maintained when there is right balance of the muscles, ligaments and tendons, which highlights the vitality of these components in the health of the shoulder. Causes of microinstability of the shoulder ...
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