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Shoulder Arthroscopic Decompression

What To Know If Your Orthopedic Surgeon Recommends A Shoulder Arthroscopic Decompression

A shoulder arthroscopic decompression or acromioplasty is a very common operation for people with severe shoulder pain, which is typically caused by rotator cuff or shoulder impingement. However, a recent British study has questioned the frequency of this procedure and its benefit. Shoulder impingement syndrome, often referred to as shoulder bursitis, tendonitis impingement, swimmer’s shoulder, […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Shoulder Damage

Lifting weights or weight training is one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain. Often, a weightlifter will make an injury worse over time because the injuries acrue gradually and pain is only felt in a later stage of injury. LABRAL Tears or SLAP Tears – are very common among those that lift weights in […]

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Should I Have Surgery For My SLAP Tear?

Have you been recently diagnosed with a SLAP tear or a Shoulder Labral tear? Have you been recommended to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair your injury? Many people see an orthopedic surgeon and are given the diagnosis of SLAP or labral tear. They receive the orthopedist’s recommendations on treatment and they come home unsure about what to […]

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SLAP Tears: Overuse Sports Injuries of The Shoulder

Repetitive overhead sports, such as tennis or throwing sports, can lead to various conditions in the shoulder. One common condition is a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior). This refers to a tear in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (socket bone) in the shoulder. The labrum is composed of cartilage and functions to create […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: How To Treat Shoulder Impingement

Weightlifters often suffer from overuse injuries and strains, especially at the shoulder. Shoulder Impingements are perhaps the most common injuries a weightlifter sustains. Unfortunately, if a shoulder impingement is ignored it can cause severe pain and damage the joint to the point where surgery may be necessary. Here’s what every weightlifter should know about shoulder impingements. Weightlifters […]

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How Do I Know That I Have I Rotator Cuff Tear?

So many times we hear about Rotator Cuff Tears or injuries. The term has become so common that nearly everyone that suffers a shoulder injury or shoulder pain becomes concerned; “Did I tear my Rotator Cuff?” But most people really do not know what that is exactly. It has just become commonplace to presume it will require […]

Rotator Cuff Tear

Should You Have Surgery For Your Rotator Cuff Tear?

Many patients visit their doctor for a shoulder injury and learn that they have a rotator cuff tear, but hesitate to go ahead with surgery to repair it. Your orthopedist will often recommend physical therapy for  tears that are not too severe, but conservative treatments may have their limits. Patients who continue to do overhead work […]

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