Shoulder Treatment

  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • SLAP Tear
  • AC Joint Dislocation

A Shoulder Dislocation injury is when the Ball of shoulder joint unexpectedly pops out of the Shoulder blade joint socket.  The injury causes intense pain and discomfort and immediate medical help should be sought for the injury.

The shoulder injury could be of 3 types

  1. Anterior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated toward the front of the body. This is the most common form of the shoulder dislocation.

  2. Posterior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated toward the back of the body. This accounts for up to 4% of the shoulder dislocation injuries.

  3. Inferior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated This type of shoulder dislocation injury is the rarest among all types.

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged part of the shoulder joint is removed and then replaced by prosthetic or artificial implants. The shoulder replacement surgery is needed for patients with arthritis pain or to cure extreme damages to the shoulder joints.

 Cause of Shoulder Injuries needing surgery

Numerous conditions can cause shoulder injuries that direct patients to consider Shoulder replacement surgery

  • Communited fracture of proximal humerus
  • Severe Osteoarthritis of shoulder
  • Avascular necrosis of shoulder

Frozen shoulder is also called Adhesive capsulitis. It is the loss of both passive and active range of motion as the shoulder feels stiff and the shoulder movement is very painful. The Frozen shoulder starts gradually and worsens over time. It usually gets cured within one to three years going from different stages. Reccurrence of the Frozen Shoulder condition in same shoulder is rare though the condition could affect the other shoulder of the person.

Cause of Frozen Shoulder

As per study, women are more prone to Frozen Shoulder than men. Also, the condition is common between and the age range of 40 and 60 but could also be seen in males and other age group persons. The typical cause of the shoulder freeze is not clear. But the risk of Frozen Shoulder arises with the following:

  • Shoulder injury history which restrict the motion of the shoulder
  • Shoulder surgery which leads to immobilization of shoulder till recovery starts
  • Certain diseases like (but not limited to) Diabetes and Arthritis
  • Any other condition which has immobilized the shoulder for long enough

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tissues that act to stabilize the shoulder and are responsible for its full motion. The rotator cuff muscles are significant in shoulder movements and in maintaining shoulder joint stability.

 The Rotator Cuff Tear

rotator cuff tear is an injury of one or more of the tissues or muscles of the rotator cuff. A Rotator cuff injury could be partial or there could be a total damage to the tissues.

 Cause of Rotator Cuff Tear

The Rotator Cuff Tear may occur as the result of:

  • An unexpected force - An accident of sudden fall over the shoulder causing sudden stretch to the shoulder joint could cause a sudden tear of the rotator cuff muscles.
  • Gradually over time - The risk factors of the gradual tear are age, repetitive activities, improper nutrition and even smoking.

SLAP “Superior Labral Tear from anterior to posterior” is a shoulder injury. In medical terms, it is an injury to the glenoid labrum which is the fibrocartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity. SLAP injuries generally require surgery for recovery.

Cause of SLAP Tear 

People in sports that use the repeated shoulder motion are very much exposed to this type of injury. The various other causes associated with the SLAP Tear are:

  • Wear and Tear of the labrum due to various repetitive motions like in playing sports.
  • Other Shoulder Injuries or conditions like shoulder dislocation
  • Acute trauma from a motor vehicle accident
  • Hard hit to an outstretched arm In accidents or falls

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury is also known as lifting up of lateral end of Collar Bone. It is a common injury to the acromioclavicular joint which causes injury to the acromioclavicular ligaments and/or coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments.

The injury causes intense pain and discomfort and immediate medical help should be sought for the injury. The treatment commonly involves immobilization of the joint or surgical reconstruction depending on the extent of injury.

Cause of AC Joint Dislocation 

The injury is most commonly found in people playing active sports. It is caused due a fall on the shoulder tip or on an outstretched hand leading to damage.

  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • SLAP Tear
  • AC Joint Dislocation

A Shoulder Dislocation injury is when the Ball of shoulder joint unexpectedly pops out of the Shoulder blade joint socket.  The injury causes intense pain and discomfort and immediate medical help should be sought for the injury.

The shoulder injury could be of 3 types

  1. Anterior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated toward the front of the body. This is the most common form of the shoulder dislocation.

  2. Posterior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated toward the back of the body. This accounts for up to 4% of the shoulder dislocation injuries.

  3. Inferior dislocation: This occurs when the upper part of the arm gets dislocated This type of shoulder dislocation injury is the rarest among all types.

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged part of the shoulder joint is removed and then replaced by prosthetic or artificial implants. The shoulder replacement surgery is needed for patients with arthritis pain or to cure extreme damages to the shoulder joints.

 Cause of Shoulder Injuries needing surgery

Numerous conditions can cause shoulder injuries that direct patients to consider Shoulder replacement surgery

  • Communited fracture of proximal humerus
  • Severe Osteoarthritis of shoulder
  • Avascular necrosis of shoulder

Frozen shoulder is also called Adhesive capsulitis. It is the loss of both passive and active range of motion as the shoulder feels stiff and the shoulder movement is very painful. The Frozen shoulder starts gradually and worsens over time. It usually gets cured within one to three years going from different stages. Reccurrence of the Frozen Shoulder condition in same shoulder is rare though the condition could affect the other shoulder of the person.

Cause of Frozen Shoulder

As per study, women are more prone to Frozen Shoulder than men. Also, the condition is common between and the age range of 40 and 60 but could also be seen in males and other age group persons. The typical cause of the shoulder freeze is not clear. But the risk of Frozen Shoulder arises with the following:

  • Shoulder injury history which restrict the motion of the shoulder
  • Shoulder surgery which leads to immobilization of shoulder till recovery starts
  • Certain diseases like (but not limited to) Diabetes and Arthritis
  • Any other condition which has immobilized the shoulder for long enough

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tissues that act to stabilize the shoulder and are responsible for its full motion. The rotator cuff muscles are significant in shoulder movements and in maintaining shoulder joint stability.

 The Rotator Cuff Tear

rotator cuff tear is an injury of one or more of the tissues or muscles of the rotator cuff. A Rotator cuff injury could be partial or there could be a total damage to the tissues.

 Cause of Rotator Cuff Tear

The Rotator Cuff Tear may occur as the result of:

  • An unexpected force - An accident of sudden fall over the shoulder causing sudden stretch to the shoulder joint could cause a sudden tear of the rotator cuff muscles.
  • Gradually over time - The risk factors of the gradual tear are age, repetitive activities, improper nutrition and even smoking.

SLAP “Superior Labral Tear from anterior to posterior” is a shoulder injury. In medical terms, it is an injury to the glenoid labrum which is the fibrocartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity. SLAP injuries generally require surgery for recovery.

Cause of SLAP Tear 

People in sports that use the repeated shoulder motion are very much exposed to this type of injury. The various other causes associated with the SLAP Tear are:

  • Wear and Tear of the labrum due to various repetitive motions like in playing sports.
  • Other Shoulder Injuries or conditions like shoulder dislocation
  • Acute trauma from a motor vehicle accident
  • Hard hit to an outstretched arm In accidents or falls

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury is also known as lifting up of lateral end of Collar Bone. It is a common injury to the acromioclavicular joint which causes injury to the acromioclavicular ligaments and/or coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments.

The injury causes intense pain and discomfort and immediate medical help should be sought for the injury. The treatment commonly involves immobilization of the joint or surgical reconstruction depending on the extent of injury.

Cause of AC Joint Dislocation 

The injury is most commonly found in people playing active sports. It is caused due a fall on the shoulder tip or on an outstretched hand leading to damage.