Parsonage–Turner Syndrome

Parsonage–Turner syndrome (PTS) is a neurological disorder which results in extreme pain in the arms and shoulders. A disorder in the immune system may cause PTS which may last for a few hours or a few weeks, depending on the area and nerves involved. It’s not uncommon for the symptoms to go away without any

Paralabral cyst

What is a Paralabral cyst? Paralabral cysts are swellings that form around the glenoid cavity of the shoulder joint. They are isolated areas of joint fluid which develop outside the joint under tears of the labrum. The Glenoid labrum is a cartilaginous and fibrous rubbery structure that forms a circle around the cavity of the

Calcific Tendonitis

Description and causes Calcific Tendonitis is caused by calcium deposits within the rotator cuff tendons. These 1-2 cm of calcium deposit are usually common between the age of 30-40 years, especially among diabetic patients. These calcium deposits leads to a feeling of pressure on the shoulder tendons and cause chemical irritation, which results in pain.

Causes and Prevention for Pain While Throwing

The shoulder is one of those places in the human body that suffer from a lot of injuries due to a number of factors. Since it is a mobile joint it is more likely to get affected by resultant sports that requires swift or heavy hand movement and largely all activities need it. Especially when

Swimmer’s Shoulder and How to Prevent It

Swimming is considered to be one of the most intense exercises one can get. It is an effective way to keep the body fit, as swimming is a total body workout. Swimming is a great tool to add to your low impact training, but does not come without risk. Like all sports, injuries are very

Teres Major

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

Subacromial Bursitis

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

Sternoclavicular Separation

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

Shoulder Subluxation

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

Shoulder Instability

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.