women suffering from shoulder pain

When Is SLAP Repair Surgery Recommended?

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Do you have persistent shoulder pain that won’t seem to heal on its own or respond to pain medication? Maybe you fell onto your outstretched arm or shoulder or work in a job where you lift heavy objects over your head. These are just a few of the scenarios that could indicate you’ve suffered a very specific type of injury to your shoulder known as a SLAP tear. SLAP, an…

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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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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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6 Signs You May Have A Glenoid Labrum Tear in the Shoulder

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The glenoid labrum is part of the cartilage of the shoulder joint. The glenoid fossa—the socket into which the head of the upper arm bone fits—is rather shallow, and the glenoid labrum acts as a sort of extension of the socket. It extends beyond the bony aspects of the socket and forms a cartilaginous “rim” that helps hold the head of the humerus in place and stabilize the joint. Symptoms…

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain & Where to Find Treatment in NYC

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The causes of shoulder pain are numerous and varied, and can result from a number of different conditions as well as from shoulder injuries. Traumatic falls during winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are some common causes of shoulder pain during the winter season, but they’re certainly not the only ones. The shoulder is subject to a massive amount of use, and pain often arises due to overuse or…

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