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What’s Involved in a Bankart Repair for Shoulder Instability?

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Shoulder instability is a condition in which the shoulder joint is prone to repeated dislocation, either partial or complete. This most often develops after a traumatic injury to the shoulder, or from overuse of naturally loose ligaments that do not hold the “ball” of the shoulder joint—the head of the humerus, the upper arm bone--tightly in its socket. Treatment for shoulder instability usually begins with physical therapy and other conservative…

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What To Do After Your Child Dislocates A Shoulder

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Although “broken arm” may spring to mind when you think of childhood injuries, dislocated shoulders can and do happen. The shoulder is the second most common joint to dislocate—second only to fingers—and unfortunately it’s not an uncommon injury among young athletes.   Those who play contact sports like football or wrestling are most likely to experience this injury, but it can happen to any child. It’s an unpleasant injury at…

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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 Causes of Shoulder Instability

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The shoulder is one of the most important joints in your arm, helping you lift, turn, and rotate your arm on a daily basis. When the shoulder ball is forced out of its socket, due to either joint overuse or traumatic injury, the shoulder is dislocated. When the shoulder repeatedly falls out of place, or feels loose with pain, the condition is known as  "shoulder instability". So, what exactly are the…

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