Rotator Cuff Injuries Articles


All About Rotator Cuff Tears

12 April, 2014

Rotator Cuff is a group of four muscles – supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus, and teres minor. These muscles together with their tendons surround the shoulder joint and hold the arm in place, allowing the shoulder to move in different directions, and keeping it stable. A Rotator Cuff Injury refers to irritation or damage to any of these rotator cuff …


Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015

Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in order to prevent them and reduce their severity of occurrence. Q2. What causes sports injuries? These may be …


Arthroscopy FAQs

23 January, 2015

Q What is Arthroscopy? Human body has several important joints that may suffer from injuries or damage over time. Mostly, a few tests help doctors determine the exact cause of the problem and treat it through medication. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting minor surgical tools to visualize, diagnose and treat joint problems. The process …


Impingement Syndrome in Shoulders

30 April, 2014

Shoulder comprising three bones – upper arm bone, shoulder-blade, and collarbone, has several joints conjoined with muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff tendon connects the shoulder-blade to the arm bone by running through a narrow space. However, if the tendon traps in this space, it repeatedly rubs against the shoulder-blade, causing pain while raising arms …


Frozen Shoulder – Motion Restriction

26 April, 2014

Frozen Shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis or Shoulder Contracture, is a condition that affects shoulder movement, and the patient experiences stiffness and pain. Injuries, overuse of the shoulder, or diseases, such as Diabetes or Stroke, usually lead to such a condition. Causes A capsule of connective tissue covers the bones, ligaments, and tendons of …


Shoulder Separation: Causes & Treatment

22 April, 2014

What is shoulder separation? A shoulder separation, also known as acromioclavicular joint injury, refers to partial or complete separation of two parts of the shoulder, namely the collarbone (clavicle) and the end of shoulder blade (acromion) an injury. It results from an injury to the ligaments that hold the collarbone to the shoulder blade. Depending …


Shoulder Tendinitis – Inflammation of the Tendon

19 April, 2014

About Tendinitis A tendon is a thick fibrous cord that attaches the muscle to the bone in the human body. Tendinitis or Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of the tendon. Repetitive activities of the thumb, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and the achilles tendon, lead to this condition. About Shoulder Tendinitis The shoulder consists mainly …


Understanding SLAP Lesions

11 April, 2014

Labrum is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket, and helps in keeping the arm bone in the socket. The biceps tendon attaches to the Labrum at its top or the superior part. A SLAP Tear refers to an injury to this superior part of the Labrum. The tear occurs in the anterior …

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