Category

Shoulder Injuries

28/06/2017
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Bicep Tears

Biceps – the muscles located at the front of the upper arm, extending from the elbow, upwards to the shoulder. A torn or strained bicep, is an injury most often to the bicep tendon. The tendons at either end of the muscle can be torn, however, it is much more common for the tendon that attaches to the shoulder to tear or rupture. A complete rupture will cause the bicep tendon to detach from the bone. It’s vulnerable because it goes through the shoulder joint, which is used, and sometimes... Read More

Rotator Cuff Strain

SUMMARY Causes: Excessive or awkward heavy lifting, pushing or pulling Falling onto an out-stretched arm Overuse injury commonly seen in throwing and racquet sports such as cricket, baseball and tennis Symptoms: Sudden or gradual onset of pain deep in the shoulder joint Patient may feel a tearing sensation at the point of injury Pain when resuming activity Weakness, aching and stiffness in the area Pain may be felt in the upper arm, neck or shoulder blade Treatment: RICE method within first 72 hours Physiotherapy Strengthening and stretching exercises Surgery may... Read More

Dislocated Shoulder

Causes: Force to the shoulder joint which pushes the bone out of socket Direct impact Fall onto an outstretched arm Common in contact sports Symptoms: Sudden pain and ‘popping’ sensation at the point of injury in the shoulder and down the arm Restricted movement of the shoulder Abnormal appearance of the shoulder Treatment: RICE method Relocation of the joint Immobilisation Anti-inflammatory medication Strengthening and Stretching Activities Dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the connective tissues in the shoulder joint and surrounding area become damaged or inflamed causing the bones at... Read More

Frozen Shoulder

SUMMARY Causes: Damage to the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues Insufficient rest time between activity Excessive immobility after an injury Overuse injury Symptoms: Restricted movement of the shoulder Dull, aching pain in shoulder Difficulty with activities such as getting dressed, brushing teeth etc. Treatment: RICE method after exercise Anti-inflammatory Medication A patella tracking strap or brace Good fitting running shoes Controlled strengthening and stretching activities What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder occurs when the connective tissues in the shoulder joint and surrounding area become damaged or inflamed resulting in a... Read More

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Rotator Cuff Injury and Rehabilitation [Surgery Gore]

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles located around the shoulder which provide movement and stability in everyday life and consist of muscles such as supraspinatus, subscapularis, teres minor and infraspinatus. Usually the rotator cuff is injured towards the supraspinatus muscle which performs abduction of the arm at the shoulder joint, and solely produces the movement for the first 10-15 degrees. It also helps stabilise the shoulder by keeping the humerus touching the glenoid fossa. Numerous things can cause a rotator cuff injury; an initial trauma or a condition which... Read More