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Rupture of the Supraspinatus Tendon

While the tendons themselves are enormously strong (half the tensile strength of steel), the attachment to the bone is usually weaker and first to give. Tendinitis is very common at the shoulder. This tendon is involved in all shoulder movements. It prevents downward drag on the arm as in carrying.

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Tags: Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Tendons, rupture -, Dislocation, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Supraspinatus Tendinitis

Tendinitis is very common at the shoulder. This tendon is involved in all shoulder movements. It prevents downward drag on the arm as in carrying. The most painful movement involves moving the straight arm out to the side and up over the head. The middle part of this movement causes pain; from 45 to 160 degrees and lowering the arm from this position is also extremely painful.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Arms, Tendons, Muscles, Dislocation, Muscle sprain or strain, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Sprain, Tendinitis

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is an overuse injury that develops gradually. Tendon attaches muscle to bone and is the focus for the “pull” of the muscle. What happens is that the muscle pulls part of the tendon away from the bone and the attachment point (or focus) becomes frayed and sore. Tendinitis is most common at the sites of the strongest muscles.

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Tags: Shoulder, Legs, Feet, Tendons, Muscles, Dislocation, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries, Stress related conditions, Tendinitis

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