Teres Major

April 24, 2013No comments

The teres major is a major part of your upper arm and shoulder area and is located on the back of the upper shoulder. This muscle also extends to the middle part of the arm that connects to the shoulder. The main purpose of the muscle is to assist you in the movement of your upper arms and shoulders and it helps you rotate your upper arm while moving it. The teres major is also responsible for the extension of your upper arms. One common injury is a tear and this comes from excess pressure on the upper arm and shoulder. Another way to injry that can occur is a strain.  This could happen from overuse of the upper arm muscles or not warming up [&hellip

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One common shoulder injury is subacromial bursitis. This is the inflammation of the bursa separating one of the tendons of the rotator cuff from the overlying coraco-acromial ligament, coracoid (the acromial arch), acromion and from the deep surface of the deltoid muscle. Within your shoulder lies a bursa which is a sac that is filled with fluid that serves to reduce friction in your joints. The Subacromial bursa is the part of the shoulder’s bursa that gets inflamed and irritated. Common Symptoms Some of the symptoms include pain in the shoulder, pain in the elbow or wrist, and minor pain when doing regular activities such as lifting objects, washing dishes, cooking or cleaning. Most doctors diagnose subacromial bursitis with an ultrasound although some doctors diagnose [&hellip

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Sternoclavicular separation takes place when the joint is dislocated from its normal position. This is when the clavicle will dislocate in front of or behind of the sternum.  This type of dislocation can be dangerous due to the fact that there are important structures that are located behind the sternum. If it is a posterior dislocation, it can be a little bit more dangerous due to the really important structures that are located right behind the sternum. These are structures that include important blood vessels, as well as the windpipe. If these areas are damaged, it can lead to many problems which are life-threatening, as the breathing and the flow of blood would be affected. If there is a dislocation in the SC joint, it [&hellip

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A shoulder subluxation happens when your shoulder becomes partially disconnected from within the joint socket in your upper body. The shoulder includes a ball and the joint that are held together by connective ligaments. During the subluxation the ball of the upper arms is placed out the shoulder’s socket. The subluxation often happens among those who had injuries to the shoulder or who put too much pressure on the shoulder by carrying very heavy items or through intense exercises. The ligaments also tear may also tear when the injury occurs and so you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor. Symptoms One of the main symptoms  includes a popping in the ball and joint part of the shoulder. You will experience shoulder [&hellip

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Shoulder instability is a condition where the shoulder’s structures do not support the shoulder’s ball and joints properly and as a result, a person may experience partial or full shoulder dislocation. One group of people who often experience this are those who have had shoulder dislocations in the past and many athletes develop shoulder instability. As for treatment, it depends on how bad your condition is. The most common treatment is a few weeks of physical therapy and relocation of the shoulder. Other treatments include medications and in rare cases, surgery. Surgery  You should consider surgery if you continue to have problems after you have tried getting rest, getting physical therapy, avoiding strenuous activities or using home remedies such as hot and cold compresses or [&hellip

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  Shoulder crepitus is a type of arthritis where a cracking or popping sound occurs in your shoulder. One reason why you experience this is because your cartilages are worn and this causes them to operate poorly in the shoulder where the crepitus occurs. When you visit the doctor, he will ask you how long you had the cracking in your shoulder, where the cracking is occurring the most, if you have a history of joint or muscle problems, and if you are taking medicines for the joint problems you have. The different types of crepitus which are common in joint pathologies are: Joint crepitus Bone crepitus Crepitus of tenosynovitis Crepitus of bursitis Rotator Cuff Tear and Crepitus A rotator cuff tear is another cause [&hellip

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Unfortunately, we are all at risk for developing shoulder arthritis with age. This pertains to the pain and limitation that will increase as we get older. If one has experienced an injury or a dislocation in that area it can lead to dealing with arthritis at an even younger age. Osteoarthritis is otherwise known as degenerative joint disease and this will take place when the cartilage covers the top part of the bones – this is known as articular cartilage. This will cause pain, swelling, and at times, bone spurs when the two parts of the bones maintain contact by rubbing together. What is the Shoulder Made of? The AC and the glenohumeral joint make up the shoulder. The point where the collarbone meets is [&hellip

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Some people develop a frozen shoulder, and this means that their shoulders become very stiff, painful and inflamed. Diabetics often get a frozen shoulder but other causes of this condition include a torn rotator cuff, sub-acromial bursitis, shingles and cardiovascular illnesses such as a stroke. In the beginning stages of this condition, you will feel a nagging pain and if left untreated, you may not be able to move shoulder as often as you used to. How Can Frozen Shoulder be Treated? Many treatment methods exist, and a common way to treat frozen shoulder is hydrodilatation. In this procedure, the doctor injects a medicated fluid into the frozen shoulder and this loosens up the tight shoulder muscles. The procedure takes 15 minutes to complete and [&hellip

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