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What are some common shoulder injuries?

What are some common shoulder injuries?

Shoulder: Rotaror cuff and labral injuries. Shoulder blade and collar bone separation and shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Definition)

The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused ...Read more


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In general, do shoulder injuries heal well with time?

In general, do shoulder injuries heal well with time?

Depends: Really depends on nature of injury. A torn rotator cuff or labrum will not heal. They can progress and become larger and more problematic. If the tendon is just inflamed it can respond to therapy and injections and other conservative modalities. ...Read more

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What are all the different possible shoulder injuries?

What are all the different possible shoulder injuries?

Quite a few: They can range from relatively minor to quite serious. Inflammation causing bursitis or tendinitis of the rotator cuff, sprains of the rotator cuff or ac joint, tears of the rotator cuff or cartilage around the socket called the labrum resulting in pain, weakness and/or instability, biceps tendinitis or tears, fractures of the humerus or collar-bone or shoulder blade, or nerve injuries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries?

What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries?

See below: The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused by a traumatic event. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

See below: The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused by a traumatic event. ...Read more

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What types of shoulder injuries require surgery?

What types of shoulder injuries require surgery?

Surgical shoulder in: When there r structural damages to supporting ligaments, tendons or bone., many times full recovery maximally occurs when surgical repair is undertaken. So unstable shoulders with stretched or torn ligaments, complete tears of rotator cuff, displaced angulated fractures of numeral head or glenoid should be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting shoulder injuries?

How can I prevent myself from getting shoulder injuries?

Cann't and be active: The only way to guarantee that you do not get a shoulder injury is not to play sports or fall. Since this is not possible or makes life boring keep your shoulder muscles as strong as possible. ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

Form & function: Here are some thoughts: use proper form and prepare with good conditioning including calisthenics and stretching exercises. Stop or slow down exercising if you begin to experience pain. Gradually build up the duration and intensity of exercise. Get enough rest & recovery time between workouts. Get to know a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Do shoulder injuries need immediate attention? How dangerous is an unevaluted shoulder injury? Are shoulder injuries a bad thing?

Hard to say: If you are worried about it I would get in evaluated. It can be as little as a bursitis or tendonitis or worse like a muscle tear, etc. ...Read more

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What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

What's the usual first aid for shoulder injuries?

Ice.: Ice the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. Use a sling for comfort, if you feel that you need support. ...Read more

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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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How to recognize and treat shoulder injuries in indoor soccer?

Pain: Injuries to the shoulder during activities such as indoor soccer will usually be recognized via pain. The severity of the pain and the ability or inability to move or use the shoulder/arm will usually be a guide to whether medical evaluation and treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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In what ways can you exercise with asthma and shoulder injuries?

In what ways can you exercise with asthma and shoulder injuries?

EIA: Exercise induced asthma (eia) is a common problem especially in elite athletes. Talk this over with your physician so you can work out a pre-exercise treatment regimen. Your shoulder is another story. You may want to talk this over with a sports medicine physician who can give you an exercise regimen that won't damage your shoulder. Don;t do anything on your own is either case.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that arm and shoulder injuries will happen instantly?

Is it actually true that arm and shoulder injuries will happen instantly?

Some can: Happen instantly and some happen overtime. Both are seen daily in my practice. ...Read more

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Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Which is the best doctor specialty to treat shoulder injuries?

Orthopedic surgeon: Shoulder problems are typically handled by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

How long can shoulder injuries take to heel?

Weeks: It depends on the injury. Physical therapy and surgery can help healing faster. Return of function depends on control of pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Does any kind of doctor know everything about shoulder injuries?

Does any kind of doctor know everything about shoulder injuries?

Orthopedic doctor: Will know the most about shoulder injuries. Some orthopods specialize in shoulder injuries ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent shoulder injuries during sports?

What are the best ways to prevent shoulder injuries during sports?

Stretch.: Stretch out the musculature of the shoulder and ice the shoulder after activity. ...Read more

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Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

Do all shoulder injuries need a X-ray or mri? What are the symptoms of a separated shoulder and how do you get a separated shoulder?

A shoulder injury-: -1'st needs an exam by an orthopedic surgeon. A separation is Dx'd by exam only images needed R X-rays, & that's 4 grading, 1'st degree is not displaced, 2'nd=deformed but some ligaments R intact 3'd=very dfrmd. All need X-rays, & if significant MRI. U get by falling on the point of Ur shoulder, like a QB sack, , or any force 2 the shldr in that direction. Auto accident, fall from height. Unable 2sho ...Read more

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Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

AC injury: This is a very commonly injured part of the shoulder It is where your collar bone attached to the anterior portion of your shoulder blade. Most of the time the injury gets treated without surgery, but the progress should be moinitered by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more

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Is platelet rich plasma therapy effective for shoulder injuries?

Is platelet rich plasma therapy effective for shoulder injuries?

PRP: Many types and mixes/concentrations of prp. No uniform standardization yet. It can help. ...Read more

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What is platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries like?

What is platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries like?

Growth factors: Prp (or platelet rich plasma), is a portion of concentrated platelets taken from your own drawn blood, used in injured areas. There has been limited proof that it works as advertised, but we can inject it into areas that we want to augment the healing process. It seems also to have some pain relieving properties. ...Read more

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How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

Unknown: There is a debate in the literature as to whether prp is helpful. It is mainly used in rotator cuff repairs. Prp has many stimulating growth factors that is thought to expedite rotator cuff healing. ...Read more

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MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

No: Posttraumatic arthritis can take months or longer show up. An auto accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may have been a symptomatic prior to the accident ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more