There are many type of arthritis, a condition that primarily causes inflammation, pain and limited mobility in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis are caused by a breakdown of cartilage surrounding the joint, which normally acts like a shock absorber and prevents bones from rubbing together.
Biceps tendonitis is a condition that causes pain and weakness in the front of the shoulder and the upper arm due to inflammation and irritation of the biceps tendon. There are two tendons that attach the biceps muscle in the upper arm to the shoulder joint – the long head and the short head biceps…Read More
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a condition in which the shoulder cannot be moved normally due to pain and inflammation in the joint capsule of the shoulder. Limited range of motion not only occurs when the individual tries to move the shoulder, but even if shoulder movement is forced....Read More
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is pain or inflammation on the inside of the arm near the elbow, where the muscles and tendons in the forearm attach to the elbow’s interior bony area. In some cases, a partial tear of the tendon, which attaches the muscles to the bone of the elb...Read More
Rotator Cuff Injury
The rotator cuff is a set of four muscles and surrounding tendons that connect the humerus (upper arm bone) to the shoulder joint, allowing the arm to rotate and lift. Tears to the muscles or tendons in the rotator cuff can be partial or complete and can happen as a result of a sudden trauma or fal...Read More
Shoulder impingement occurs when pressure is placed on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade when the arm is lifted. The tendons of the rotator cuff become compressed between the shoulder blade and the humerus (upper arm bone), causing inflammation (leading to tendonitis or bursitis) tha…Read More
Chronic shoulder instability occurs when loose ligaments within the shoulder joint make it more likely that the humerus (upper arm bone) will repeatedly dislocate or slip out of place from the shoulder socket.
A shoulder sprain or strain involves an injury to the soft tissues of the shoulder. Sprains involve injury to ligaments (the bands of tissue that connect bones together) and strains refer to injuries of muscles and tendons.
The terms shoulder tendonitis and shoulder bursitis are often used to indicate that there is inflammation within the shoulder joint, either to the tendons of the rotator cuff or the bursa, the fluid filled sac surrounding the tendons. As the tendons and bursa become inflamed, they thicken and it bec...Read More
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is pain or inflammation on the outside of the arm near the elbow, where the muscles and tendons in the forearm attach to the elbow’s bony area. In some cases, a partial tear of a tendon, which attaches the muscles to the bone of the elbow, may occur…Read More