This condition develops when the connective tissue that lines the shoulder joint becomes thickened and inflamed. During the “freezing stage,” movement becomes painful. Then, during the “frozen stage,” the sufferer experiences less pain but more stiffness, making it difficult to move the shoulder. Finally, the shoulder “thaws” and the stiffness resolves, making motion less painful.
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder that can tear suddenly or over time. Typically, patients with a torn rotator cuff have pain and/or weakness in their shoulder. They may also have a popping or clicking sensation when they move their arm and difficulty lifting items as normal.
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is the damaging or irritation of the rotator cuff tendons. Rotator cuff pain is common for young athletes and middle-aged people. People who use their arms overhead for sports such as swimming, baseball, and tennis or activities such as repetitive lifting, paper hanging, construction, or painting may be vulnerable. However, pain may also result from a minor injury, sometimes with no recognizable cause.
Shoulder Arthritis occurs when the cartilage starts wearing down on the ball and/or socket sides of the shoulder joint. Symptoms of shoulder arthritis may include pain in the shoulder joint, stiffness and reduced range of motion.
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Shoulder Arthroscopy is a treatment that surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and treat problems inside the shoulder joint. During treatment, the surgeon will use a small camera to view your shoulder and guide their miniature surgical instruments. Shoulder Arthroscopy has made the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster since the 1970s and continues to improve as new techniques are discovered.
While the shoulder joint is the body's most moveable joint, it is an easy joint to dislocate, being able to do so forward, backward, or downward, . Symptoms of a shoulder dislocation may include deformity, swelling, numbness, weakness, or bruising.
The treatment for a dislocation is called closed reduction, which is the process of placing the ball of the upper arm bone, or the humerus, back into the socket. Severe pain stops almost immediately. Following the treatment, a patient's arm amy need to be immobilized in a sling for several weeks.
Shoulder Replacement is a surgery used to treat severe shoulder fractures or other painful conditions of the shoulder, such as arthritis. Shoulder replacement surgery is a great alternative to relieve shoulder pain if medication and changes in activity are no longer helpful.
A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, or the ring of cartilage surrounding the socket of your shoulder joint. Symptoms of a SLAP tear may include a sensation of popping, locking, or grinding; pain when moving the shoulder or holding it in specific positions; pain with lifting objects, especially overhead; a decrease in shoulder strength; a decrease in range of motion; or a feeling that the shoulder will "pop out of joint." SLAP tears can be caused by trauma to the shoulder or repetitive movement. Most SLAP tears are caused by the wearing down of the labrum slowly over time.