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When is Rotator Cuff Surgery Recommended?

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The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a “cuff” over the shoulder joint. The four muscles of the rotator cuff - supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor - can be thought of as a “T” that originates from the scapula or shoulder blade, which is like a wing bone. Together, they, along with other tissues, form a single tendon unit that forms a cuff around…

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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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What’s to Blame for Tennis Related Shoulder Pain?

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When you hear the phrase “tennis injury,” the first—and perhaps the only—injury that comes to mind is probably lateral epicondylitis, better known as tennis elbow. And while this is a common injury, it’s far from the only problem that can afflict tennis players.   It may not be as rough-and-tumble as football or soccer, but tennis, like all sports, has the potential to cause injuries. Not only does it involve a…

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Top Skiing Injuries

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Many people, from beginners to experts, experience a fall now and then while skiing. These falls don’t typically end in any kind of significant injury, but once in a while you may land incorrectly or go down with an excessive amount of force. Twisting as you fall, landing directly on the elbow or shoulder, or trying to catch yourself with an outstretched arm can all be considered bad falls. Bad…

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3 Common Golf Injuries

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A game of golf is great fun and a form of exercise. Although it is usually thought of as a low-impact sport, many fail to take into account the strain golf can take on your body. Let's take a look at three common golf injuries: Shoulder instability and dislocation. The shoulder is the body's most mobile joint, and can be injured or dislocated during golf. Golf requires constant, repetitive movements of the shoulders,…

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