Shoulder Injuries


Bicep Tears

TweetBiceps – 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

Tweet 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... Read More


Dislocated Shoulder

Tweet What Is A Dislocated Shoulder? Dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the connective tissues in the shoulder joint and surrounding area become damaged or inflamed causing the bones at the joint to become displaced due to high force or strain being placed on the area. 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... Read More

Frozen Shoulder

Tweet 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... Read More

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Rotator Cuff Injury and Rehabilitation [Surgery Gore]

TweetWhat Is A Rotator Cuff Injury? A rotator cuff injury is an injury that occurs to either the muscles or tendons in the shoulder joint. 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... Read More