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Fracture - Shoulder

A fracture is another name for a break in the bone. There are 3 bones in the shoulder and these are held together by a complex series of muscles, tendons and ligaments. The shoulder joint is designed in such a way as to allow maximum flexibility. This flexibility must be severely limited in order for your fracture to heal after a break, and often a plaster cast is required to immobilise the arm and shoulder movement.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Arms and Legs, Frozen Shoulder, Neck / Shoulder problems

Frozen Shoulder - Adhesive Capsulitis

Your shoulder is made up of 3 bones enclosed in a bag of loose tissue called the joint capsule. Inside this bag are also ligaments that connect bone to bone, keeping your joint stable and in one piece. When you pick up an infection your body automatically tries to fight it. This seems to be what happens in Frozen Shoulder (also called Adhesive Capsulitis); your body attacks the joint capsule in the shoulder and it gets inflamed.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Muscles, Frozen Shoulder


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