overview of shoulder instability in children

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Instability in Children

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Shoulder instability is a condition wherein the head of the humerus, the upper arm bone, has a tendency to subluxate — that is, to partially or even completely dislocate. Depending on the cause and the severity of the condition, shoulder instability can range from a minor annoyance that keeps you from taking part in physical activities to an extremely painful condition that requires emergency medical care.   Here’s an overview from NYC-based…

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Identifying the Best Treatment for Shoulder Fractures

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The shoulder is a complex and somewhat fragile area, containing three bones, three separate joints, and various muscles, tendons, and ligaments. While soft tissue injuries are common due to the shoulder's complexity and wide range of motion, fractures of the shoulder bones can and do happen as well. Shoulder fractures are most frequently caused by falls, although they can be the result of direct trauma, such as a blow sustained…

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Best Treatments for Shoulder Instability

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Shoulder instability is a condition that causes the shoulder joint to routinely subluxate—that is, partially dislocate—or even dislocate completely during normal activity. It happens when the connective tissue of the joint becomes loose or stretched, allowing the bones to move too freely. It’s a fairly common condition which, if left untreated, can restrict your daily activities and result in limited range of motion or even lead to arthritis of the shoulder.…

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis & Bursitis: How to Know the Difference

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. Each year the Arthritis Foundation sponsors this campaign in an effort to educate the public about all facets of arthritis, including symptoms, causes, who is affected, and ways to improve quality of life for those impacted by this crippling disease.   Arthritis is not a single disease. In fact, the term “arthritis” includes more than 100 different conditions involving the joints, including not only rheumatoid…

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What You Should Know About Golfer’s Elbow

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With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, many Americans will once again be hitting the golf course. Unfortunately, this also means that golf-related injuries are bound to occur. One of the most common golf injuries is golfer’s elbow.   Dr. Francis Mendoza, NYC-based orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow conditions, explains the injury, its symptoms, treatment options as well as tips to keep your elbows safe on the…

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