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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Types and Treatment of Shoulder Ligament Injuries (Part 1)

The shoulder is one of the most movable joints in your body as you reach forward, behind the back, and overhead, and sometimes repeating motion carrying heavy loads. Other times, your shoulders face more force than they actually should when we use them to resist a fall while playing any sports. Such activities can result in shoulder ligament injury. Ligaments are responsible for holding one bone with another bone and for controlling the range of motion in a joint. This helps prevent excessive movement in directions not proposed for any specific joint. When ligaments become tight, the content of motion ...
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Obesity and Bone Health

Obesity is excessive accumulation of body fat that results from a complicated interaction of genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors, along with poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Millions of individuals across the world are obese today. So, having a clear understanding of its consequences and its effect on bone health is essential not only for healthcare professionals but also for those who are looking to make well-informed decisions about their wellness. Shedding some light on how obesity and bone health are connected will offer vital insights to obese individuals thus leading to improved health outcomes Impact of obesity on bone ...
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