Orthopedics Shoulder Conditions

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Multi-Directional Instability of the Shoulder

Multi-directional instability is when a shoulder is unstable and may come out of the socket or dislocate. Learn the causes and treatment of MDI. The shoulder joint is a complex joint that allows more motion than any other joint in the body. This...

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What Is Swimmer's Shoulder?

Swimmer's shoulder is a painful condition causing pain and loss of function in your shoulder. Learn about proper management of swimmer's shoulder. Swimmer's shoulder is a common orthopedic injury in people who swim. It is caused by...

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Bankart Shoulder Tear

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options of a Bankart tear, a tear that occurs when the shoulder dislocates. A Bankart tear is a specific injury to a part of the shoulder joint called the labrum. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket...

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Stages of Frozen Shoulder

The stages of a frozen shoulder can be painful. Learn how long the average recovery is from this condition. A frozen shoulder is a very common problem that causes shoulder pain, although many patients with this condition don't realize what the...

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Shoulder Conditions

An injury to your shoulders can cause severe pain. Take the first step in finding relief by exploring common causes and available treatments.

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What Is a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator cuff tears are a common shoulder injury. They can be treated surgically or conservatively. Reviewed by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Rotator cuff tears are a common injury of the complex shoulder joint. The shoulder is one of the...

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Non-Surgical Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff treatment may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory pain medications, cortisone injections, and surgery. Rotator cuff tears do not heal well with time. They tend to either enlarge or, at best, stabilize in size. The good news is...

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Physical Therapy vs. Surgery for Torn Rotator Cuffs

Is physical therapy for a rotator cuff tear better than surgery for a rotator cuff tear? Learn about PT versus surgery for rotator cuff tears. Research has shown that if you have a rotator cuff tear, treatment with physical therapy may be just as...

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Non Surgical Treatments for Shoulder Bursitis

Learn non surgical treatments for shoulder bursitis so you can relieve pain and inflammation as soon as possible. Get started now. Shoulder bursitis is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Often called rotator cuff...

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