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What Causes Shoulder Instability?

Because professional athletes have undergone intense training to mold their bodies into peak physical shape, it’s easy to assume that they’re immune to the common injuries that affect the rest of us. Recent news, however, has shown that no one is completely protected from injury. For example, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — two of […]

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Why Does My Shoulder Pop?

As a highly complex joint, the shoulder is vulnerable to a number of conditions that can cause snapping, popping, or clicking. In most cases, these sensations are harmless, but if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort along with the popping in your shoulder, this could be a symptom of a more serious orthopedic condition. We’ve identified some common […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Separated and Dislocated Shoulder?

While they’re often mistaken for each other, shoulder separations and shoulder dislocations are caused by different injuries, and respond best to distinct courses of treatment. Are you experiencing pain in your shoulder, or have you noticed a deformity in its shape? If you’ve recently suffered a traumatic injury to your shoulder, you may be suffering […]

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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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Shoulder and Knee Injuries In Football

Chances are you’ll be joining your friends or family in at least one backyard game of football at this time of year. At NY Bone and Joint, we see the most injuries from our collegiate and amateur football players. It is the number one injury causing sport and players will most commonly damage their knees […]

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What Is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Swimming shoulder is another term for shoulder impingement. The condition has earned its name because swimmers very commonly irritate their shoulders when swimming because of the constant rotation of the joint. If you’re an avid swimmer, chances are you have had or will have shoulder impingement. You may also experience this shoulder pain if you simply like to swim […]

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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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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 […]

Treat A Rotator Cuff Tear Early

Treat A Rotator Cuff Tear Early

The Rotator Cuff is a group of important tendons in the shoulder that are responsible for the stability and strength of the shoulder. Rotator Cuff disease has various stages and levels of damage to these tendons. The symptoms are pain with overhead activities, night pain, biceps inflammation, weakness and limited motion. The early stages of Rotator Cuff […]

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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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Why Do I Have Shoulder Bursitis?

You don’t have to be a pro pitcher or weekend warrior to get shoulder bursitis. Chances are, you will start feeling pain without knowing what caused it. So how did you end up with shoulder bursitis and what does this mean? Bursae are jelly-like sacs that act as buffers between tissues as we move our bodies. […]

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What’s The Difference Between A Rotator Cuff Tear And Tendinitis?

The Rotator Cuff is a common location for injury, especially for those who play sports often. Rotator Cuff muscles and tendons support the shoulder joint, which is relatively unstable and easily damaged from overuse. Athletes will most often come to NY Bone and Joint Specialists with either Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or a tear in their […]

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is a common medical condition that will affect the majority of Americans at least once in their lifetime. Similar symptomatically to tendonitis, bursitis is caused by an inflamed bursa, a sac of lubricating fluid surrounding a joint. Bursitis most often manifests in the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows, and results from either repetitive, minor impact on the […]

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