Tag: Shoulder

Upper Limb

Rotator Cuff Tears and Frozen Shoulder

The “50-year-old shoulder” In Chinese and Japanese, the “50 Shoulder”, or sometimes also called the “40 shoulder” refers to pain and stiffness of the shoulder occurring without any apparent cause. It is not confined to the 50 year old. and may occur typically in the 35-65 age group. This is also known as the Frozen […]

Upper Limb

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Brief Outline of Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis causes severe restriction of shoulder movement due to pain. The condition results from abnormal bands of tissue that form between joints, thereby restricting their motion and producing pain. Synovial fluid – which usually serves to lubricate the space between the capsule and ball of the humerus […]

Upper Limb

Bicipital Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Bicipital Tendinitis Bicipital tendinitis results from irritation and inflammation to the biceps brachii tendon, which has lies on the front of the shoulder and allows bending of the elbow and supination of the forearm. Overuse can lead to inflammation and is a common affliction in golfers, weight lifters, rowers, and those engaged […]

Upper Limb

Shoulder Bursitis

Brief Outline of Shoulder Bursitis Shoulder bursitis is not generally an isolated condition, but is usually associated with a rotator cuff tear, or impingement syndrome, and occurs when the region between the upper arm bone (humerus) and tip of the shoulder (acromionI) becomes inflamed. Tennis, baseball, and weight training are all prone to this injury. […]

Upper Limb

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Brief Outline of Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder in the area underlying the acromion. The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weight lifting, in […]