athlete suffering from sprained AC joint

Common Causes of a Sprained AC Joint

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The AC joint, or acromioclavicular joint, is the point where the acromion—a finger-like protrusion at the top of your shoulder blade—meets the clavicle, or collar bone. Your AC joints allow you to raise your arms over your head and are also involved in moving your shoulder blades.   While the shoulder as a whole is more susceptible to injury than other joints because of its mobility, the AC joint is…

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Signs You May Have A Biceps Tendon Injury

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Your biceps are muscles that run from each shoulder to just past your elbows. They’re the muscles that bend your arms at the elbow and rotate your upper arms, and you use them countless times each day. The biceps are relied upon for a huge range of activities and, considering the sheer frequency with which you use them, it may come as no surprise that they’re susceptible to injury.  …

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What You Need to Know About Torn Rotator Cuff Symptoms

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Rotator cuff tears are a common type of shoulder injury, and when you have shoulder pain they may be one of the first possibilities that come to mind. However, the shoulder is very complex. It’s made up of three bones and numerous muscles, tendons and ligaments. Any of these can be injured, and it may not always be clear just what type of shoulder injury you’ve sustained at first.  …

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

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“Arthroscopic repair” can be an intimidating phrase, and those considering arthroscopic rotator cuff repair often have questions. NYC-based orthopedic shoulder surgeon, Dr. Francis Mendoza, is a leader in treating rotator cuff injuries and performing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgeries when nonsurgical treatments haven’t been successful. In this blog, Dr. Mendoza will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.   1) What is a rotator…

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Common Football Shoulder Injuries

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Fall is in the air and football season is officially here. In locker rooms across the country, athletes are donning their uniforms and heading out to the field. From NFL superstars to college hopefuls, to high school athletes and even younger, football players nationwide are getting ready to train hard and play hard while their fans cheer them on. But along with tailgate parties and chilly nights in the grandstand,…

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