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Rotator Cuff Injury: Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment Options
Oct 01, 2018

Rotator Cuff Injury: Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment Options

The rotator cuff is made of a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. It keeps the ball of your humerus (bone in the upper arm) intact in the socket of your shoulder joint, forming a ball-and-socket joint and giving you a full circular range of motion from this joint.A rotator cuff injury is characterized by a dull ache in your shoulder, which may worsen when you lie down on the injured side. It is common in people who are routinely involved in overhead motions, for example, painters and carpenters and sportsmen such as tennis and baseball. Your risk also increases with age because your bones begin to degenerate with time...
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Understanding The Anatomy Of The Shoulder
Oct 01, 2018

Understanding The Anatomy Of The Shoulder

This article will discuss the anatomy of the very complex and sophisticated structure we know as the shoulder. The shoulder boasts the greatest range of motion of any joint in the human body. It is because of this unique feature however, that a fine balancing act between strength and stability and this wide range of movement exists. The players in this balancing act which is the shoulder include three main bones which we will learn a little more about. Many muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage form the soft tissue components of the shoulder’s anatomy. Three joints of the shoulder where the bones articulate provide for the complexity of ...
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