Shoulder

  Shoulder

Subacromial Bursitis

A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that sits between bones and tendons/muscles which allows for smoother movement in joints. Bursitis is inflammation and swelling of the bursa. The injury can be secondary to trauma to the shoulder e.g. a fall or contact in a tackle, or repetitive micro trauma e.g. excessive throwing/reaching above the head.

Read More...

Labrum Tear

The shoulder joint itself is commonly referred to a golfball on a tee in that the shoulder isn’t really being held in place by the socket but merely resting on top of it. This means that more support is needed and for that we have a cuff of cartilage around it called a labrum. If the shoulder is injured a labral tear commonly occurs.

Read More...

Shoulder Dislocation

This is when the top of the arm bone (humerus) comes out of the socket and stays out. It occurs when forces acting on the shoulder joint are too great for the supporting musculature and ligaments, so the shoulder comes out of its socket.

Read More...

Clavicle Fracture

A break in the collarbone, usually due to impact on the point of the shoulder e.g. a tackle in football. It can also be caused by a fall onto outstretched hand whereby the force of the fall is transmitted up through the bones of the arm to the clavicle.

Read More...

Shoulder Instability & Laxity

Shoulder instability is an inability to maintain the humeral head in the centre of the glenohumeral capsule during shoulder movements due to ligament laxity.

Read More...

A/C Sprain

Injury to the A/C joint is usually caused by trauma to the shoulder, either a direct blow such as a car accident or a tackle in football, or a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Read More...

Rotator Cuff Tear & Strain and Shoulder Impingement

The 3rd most common cause of pain behind Low back and neck pain. Occurs most commonly with overuse especially with arms in the overhead position or poor shoulder biomechanics.

Read More...

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, is inflammation and scarring of the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. It is most common in adults over 40yrs old. It can develop after disuse of the shoulder following pain or a previous injury as well as due to a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or stroke.

Read More...