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How to “Unfreeze” a Frozen Shoulder

While treatment can fast-track healing, frozen shoulder usually goes away with time—within two to four years—and sometimes pain can decrease in just a couple of days.

Oct 6th, 2020
The Reasons for Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Reverse shoulder replacement was developed because traditional surgical options for shoulder arthritis, such as total shoulder replacements, aren’t a suitable option when patients also have a rotator cuff tear.

Oct 6th, 2020
AC Joint Reconstruction Surgery

The goal of all surgical treatments for a shoulder separation is to restore the normal alignment of the end of the collarbone with the outer edge of the shoulder blade (the acromion)

Oct 6th, 2020
Rehab Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder exercises can be useful in the treatment of many of the common causes of shoulder pain. These exercises are also part of the usual rehabilitation from most any shoulder surgery.

Oct 6th, 2020
Rehabiliation of a Shoulder Labrum Tear

A torn labrum is a problem in the shoulder that may cause shoulder pain, frequent dislocations of your shoulder, or problems with properly using your arm.

Oct 6th, 2020
Shoulder Separation Causes

A shoulder separation is an injury to the acromioclavicular joint on the top of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is formed at the junction of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the arm bone (humerus).

Oct 6th, 2020
The Reasons for Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The reverse shoulder replacement was specifically designed for a problem called rotator cuff tear arthropathy. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy is a problem that occurs when a patient has both shoulder arthritis and a rotator cuff tear.

Oct 5th, 2020
Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

Shoulder pain, stiffness or weakness can make it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like reaching for something on a high shelf, driving a car or brushing your hair. If you have pain that won’t go away, it’s time to see a doctor.

Oct 5th, 2020
Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space.

Oct 5th, 2020
Researchers explore better treatments for irritated tendons

New research on the biology of tendon irritation from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) pinpoints key molecular components of injury, opening the possibility of targeting the pathways with pharmaceutical...

Oct 4th, 2020
Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, and given the number of everyday activities it’s involved in—from brushing your hair to reaching up into the cupboard—it’s easy to see why shoulder pain is something you’d want to get to the bottom...

Oct 4th, 2020
Latarjet Surgery for the Shoulder

Shoulder dislocations are common injuries, especially in young, active people. Latarjet surgery can be done to prevent repeated dislocations.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Treating and Managing Shoulder Pain

Sore shoulder remedies: This common joint problem can affect anyone. Shoulder pain may involve the cartilage, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons. It can also include the shoulder blade, neck, arm, and hand.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.

Oct 2nd, 2020
Conversion to Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Conversion to Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with and without Humeral Stem Retention: The Role of a Convertible-Platform Stem As the volume of shoulder arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States continues to increase,...

Oct 1st, 2020
Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression

Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone, according to an interesting study of a new treatment program for people with depression.

Sep 30th, 2020
How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Most people know they need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, and sleep is essential to better health. But many of us are struggling with sleep.

Sep 30th, 2020
How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

Exercise may be an effective treatment for depression and might even help prevent us from becoming depressed in the first place, according to three timely new studies.

Sep 30th, 2020
How Music Might Improve Your Workouts

Listening to music during a short, intense bout of exercise might change how you feel about hard workouts and encourage you to continue with the program in the future, according to a new study of intense interval training and how to make it more palatable.

Sep 29th, 2020
Safety of outpatient hand, shoulder surgeries examined

A large study of hand and shoulder surgeries performed at a freestanding, outpatient center found few complications — 0.2 percent in nearly 29,000 patients over an 11-year period. The study appears in the new issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Sep 29th, 2020
Findings link acromion spurs with full-thickness cuff tears

Full-thickness cuff tears were associated with the presence of an acromion spur, and a higher acromial index and critical shoulder angle. However, a higher acromial index and critical shoulder angle were not associated with partial tears...

Sep 9th, 2020
A 55-year-old woman with 1 year of left shoulder pain

A 55-year-old right-hand dominant chef with a history of depression and tobacco use presented to our clinic with worsening atraumatic left shoulder pain. Her symptoms began insidiously approximately 1 year prior to presentation, and had recently begun to..

Sep 8th, 2020