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Looking for the Best NYC Shoulder Specialist?

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When you’re injured, you just want to feel better. So choosing the right shoulder specialist when you’ve injured your shoulder can be stressful—but it’s vital. Without proper treatment, you can end up with chronic, sometimes even life-long shoulder pain that limits your daily activities and can stop you from doing the things you love. That’s why finding the right specialist and getting the treatment you deserve is so important. In…

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Treatments for Severe Shoulder Fractures

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The shoulder has greater mobility than any other joint in the body, which makes shoulder fractures very complicated. Shoulder fractures are usually the result of an impact to the shoulder, such as a direct blow, a fall, or a car crash. The severity of the injury is classified according to how many parts of the shoulder are involved—how many pieces it’s broken into. When a shoulder is fractured, it causes…

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Young man who has suffered from a pectoralis tendon rupture from extreme working out

What are the Treatments for a Pectoralis Tendon Rupture?

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The pectoralis major muscles, commonly called your “pecs,” are your largest chest muscles. They help move your arms forward and backward. They’re the muscles that let you press your arms upward (which is actually forward when you’re lying on your back) as you bench-press weights. Like all your other muscles, pectoralis major is attached to the bone by a tendon; and like every tendon, it can be injured. Injuries to…

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Am I A Candidate for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

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Every year, many people visit the doctor for shoulder-related problems. The shoulder is particularly prone to injury, and frequent, repetitive overhead motions—as well as sudden trauma—can damage the joint. This can cause pain and tenderness, weakness, or instability in the shoulder joint. It can also limit the joint’s range of motion.   Conservative, non-surgical management is the initial and most preferred method of treatment. However, if surgery is necessary, it’s…

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Man suffering from proximal humerus fracture

Causes and Treatments for Proximal Humerus Fractures

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Proximal humerus fractures occur when the humerus (the upper arm bone) is broken at the proximal end—that is, the end that is closest to the shoulder. This is one of the most common types of fracture, accounting for some 5% of all fractures.   In this blog, NYC proximal humerus fracture treatment specialist, Dr. Francis Mendoza will address some of the causes and explain how you can find relief.  …

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