The shoulder is a type of ball-and-socket joint, where the rounded top of the humerus (upper arm bone), appropriately called the humeral head, fits inside the shoulder socket (glenoid cavity of the scapula). It is held in place by the rotator cuff. The shoulder joint can perform an incredible range [Read More]
What is a Shoulder Arthroplasty?
The body has several joints to support limbs’ mobility. No other joint allows more motion than the shoulder joint. It enables the arm to make an arc-shaped motion. However, its anatomy also makes the shoulder joint less stable. When the shoulder region gets injured due to sports-related accidents, [Read More]
Shoulder Issues – When to See a Doctor
Did you know the shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion in the human body? It is this wide range of motion that allows us to do so many things with our arms. If it wasn’t for your shoulders, you wouldn’t be able to do practically anything that involved your upper arms. Unfortunately, [Read More]
What Is Sports Medicine?
Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence across all age brackets. Millions of individuals participate in various sports and fitness-related activities, and millions of them get injured – whether they’re playing professionally, at the amateur level, or are simply getting [Read More]
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket type joint consisting of three bones, four muscles, and four tendons – all connected with ligaments. The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the human body, making it more susceptible to injury, wear and tear, and pain than other joints. The [Read More]
Mobile Devices and Neck Pain
If you spend a few hours or more on your phone, tablet, or other handheld device and are experiencing neck pain, you might not be surprised to hear that there's a connection between the two. Mobile devices are almost impossible to avoid, and many people spend a lot of time on them for leisure and [Read More]
What Is Frozen Shoulder?
The term frozen shoulder is the common name for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, when connective tissue around the joint becomes inflamed and stiff. A frozen shoulder is exactly what it sounds like: the joint of the shoulder becomes unable to move in certain directions and may be accompanied [Read More]
Why Your Surgeon May Recommend a Reverse Shoulder Replacement
We don’t realize how much of our daily lives is enabled by our shoulders. They give us the ability to do everything from reaching our shelves to raising our hands in class to getting dressed in the morning. That’s why a damaged or injured shoulder can really bring focus on how important our [Read More]