Bone spurs of the shoulder

Bone spurs are the bony projections that happen when two bones meet. When these bone spurs occur in your shoulder, it leads to pain in the shoulder, back, arm, and neck. Bone spurs of the shoulder are called osteophytes, and one of the main causes behind their occurrence is osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis. Bone spurs are smooth and hard bumps of extra bones and mostly pop up in joints. Most of the time they do not cause any problem, but whenever they rub against other bones or put pressure on the nerves, it causes pain and stiffness. Causes of bone ...

Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit

Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) is a diminished range of motion and it mainly affects the internal rotation of the shoulder. Internal rotation refers to the shoulder rotating towards the centre of the body. The reduction in internal rotation can be 20 degrees or even more when compared to the contralateral shoulder. However, GIRD is not always pathologic; it's considered so when the total rotational motion reduces over 5 degrees when compared to the contralateral shoulder. When this happens, it decreases the strength of the shoulder, which is responsible for several kinds of shoulder injuries. GIRD affects mainly those people ...

Shoulder bursitis and shoulder impingement

A common issue orthopedic surgeons see in their patients is shoulder joint inflammation. Many people seek help from orthopedists for shoulder pain, and a common diagnosis is "shoulder bursitis" or "rotator cuff tendonitis." The terms are often used interchangeably and create a need for clarification among people wondering which condition they have. Both of these conditions are varied ways of telling there is inflammation in a specific area in the shoulder joint, leading to some common symptoms. The correct terminology for these symptoms is “impingement syndrome.” Our shoulder is a complicated joint with several bones, ligaments and muscles connecting the ...

Is Shoulder Resurfacing right for you?

Shoulder resurfacing is the replacement of damaged bone and cartilage of the shoulder joint with synthetic implants. These implants are made to restore proper functioning of the shoulder joint. Compared to shoulder replacement, where two primary bones, the humerus and scapula of the shoulder joint, are cut and then replaced, resurfacing involves the replacement of the humeral head. Shoulder resurfacing helps in alleviating shoulder pain and reestablishing full mobility of the shoulder joint. It assists in the retention of normal bone and muscles. While the indications for both shoulder replacement and resurfacing are almost the same, the former is preferred ...

Dealing with Shoulder Pain

The shoulder consists of three bones, i.e., the upper arm bone, the collarbone, and the shoulder blade, which, along with the muscles and the tendons, facilitates arm movement. Swelling and stiffness of the shoulder may occur for several reasons, resulting in pain, distress, and limited mobility, thereby affecting an individual's quality of life. Shoulder pain is one of the most common joint issues one experiences when there is a problem in either the soft tissue or the bony structure making up the shoulder. Modern lifestyle, lousy posture, and stressful working habits have also resulted in increases in the number of ...

Types and Treatment of Shoulder Ligament Injuries (Part 2)

The shoulder is a complicated mobile joint that depends on the ligaments for maintaining stability. Shoulder ligament injuries result from overuse, degeneration, and any traumatic events, thereby resulting in pain, limited movement, and instability. Shoulder ligament injuries are the injuries that occur in the strong elastic tissues that are present in and around your shoulder, connecting bones and helping in stabilizing the joint. The shoulder ligaments are joined to the end of the scapula, clavicle, and humerus bones, thereby forming the shoulder complex. The excessive stretching of those ligaments due of injuries results in the shoulder joint becoming unstable. Common ...
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