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Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Charles Toman
214 Doctors shared insights

Shoulder Injuries (Overview)

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.


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When touching my lower back with my right hand I feel an acute pain in my right anterior deltoid. Is this a sign of a possible shoulder injury?

When touching my lower back with my right hand I feel an acute pain in my right anterior deltoid. Is this a sign of a possible shoulder injury?

Possibly: Common shoulder injuries at your age include sprains/strains, labral tears, & other soft tissue trauma. The rotator cuff is less often injured. Inflammatory issues include bursitis & tendinitis. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
Once
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What all is needed to make a proper shoulder injury diagnoses?

What all is needed to make a proper shoulder injury diagnoses?

Shoulder injury: Physical exam, including range of movement, xraysvand MRI if indicated. ...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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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
Once
See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
Once
Ice the area, if you can
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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Variable: The pain could be things as simple as
a contusion, tendonitis internal derangements, and fractures.
You need a thorough exam, history and
possible xrays or MRI scans
obviously, the results of the above will
help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to recognize and treat shoulder injuries in indoor soccer?

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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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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I'm getting chest pain when I'm breathing air in cold weather, feels like I can't breath & I'm passing out for sometime, treating left shoulder injury?

I'm getting chest pain when I'm breathing air in cold weather, feels like I can't breath & I'm passing out for sometime, treating left shoulder injury?

Worrisome symptoms: Your symptoms are worrisome. They may be due to either a heart or a lung condition, and require urgent evaluation. Asthma or spasm in the airways in response to cold weather is common, and is easily diagnosed and treated. Passing out requires cardiac, and even neurological evaluation to be completely investigated. While most cases of passing out are not due to a serious illness, some are. See MD! ...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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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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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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What are some common shoulder injuries?

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

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?

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?

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?

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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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