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Returning to Action After Biceps Tenodesis

The biceps tendon runs from the biceps muscle through the rotator cuff and into the shoulder joint, where it then attaches to the socket. If the biceps tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, a condition called bicep tendinopathy, you may need to undergo surgery called biceps tenodesis to relieve the discomfort. Overuse of the tendon from […]

When It Feels Like More Than a “Cold Shoulder”

Because your shoulder provides the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body, it is more susceptible to a wide variety of injuries, including rotator cuff tears and a condition called “frozen shoulder.” Some common reasons for shoulder pain include overuse and repetitive motion, sudden trauma and degeneration due to aging. Symptoms of […]

Physical Therapy Benefits Frozen Shoulder

Much more common in women than men, frozen shoulder typically affects those in the 40- to 60-year age range. About 3% of the general population and 20% of those with diabetes suffer from this puzzling condition. Its technical name, adhesive capsulitis, comes from the area affected (the shoulder’s joint capsule), and the fact that shrinkage […]

Rotator Cuff Tears: Don’t Shoulder Them Alone

The rotator cuff is a complex of four muscles and the tendons that attach them to the three bones that make up the shoulder joint. A tear in any one of the tendons is extremely common and can cause pain, weakness and limited range of motion. Tears in rotator cuff tendons develop in two ways. […]

The Big Thaw: Unfreezing a Shoulder

“Frozen shoulder” is the casual term for adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder capsule is a protective layer of strong connective tissue, normally flexible, that surrounds the joint. When stiff bands called adhesions develop within the tissue, the result is restricted movement. In addition, the quantity of lubricating liquid (synovial fluid) within the joint may diminish, making […]