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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

Bursitis

The shoulder is an amazingly complex structure made up of 3 joints and a series of muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold the joints together. A bursa is a small pad of protective fluid designed to prevent friction between any two of these, preventing them from rubbing directly off one another. There are many potential sore spots in the shoulder for bursae. Bursitis is swelling of a bursa and they are located at the points in the shoulder that are most likely to have to absorb pressure.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Bursa, Ligaments, Tendons, Muscles, Bursitis

Sprain / Dislocation Acromioclavicular Joint

The shoulder joint is the most mobile of all joints. It is made of 3 bones and a complex series of muscles, tendons and ligaments. The AC joint, one of 3 in the shoulder, is a very shallow joint which only allows a small amount of movement. The joint relies solely on ligaments to hold it together. If these ligaments are torn fully, the joint is said to be “separated” or dislocated.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Chest, Ligaments, Tendons

Dislocation of the Glenohumeral Joint

The shoulder is the most flexible of all joints, allowing a great degree of movement as compared to the hip. This movement is allowed by the “looseness” of the joint. The Glenohumeral Joint is made up of two bones, the arm bone and the shoulder blade. It is a ball in socket joint, but unlike the hip it is very shallow. It depends on muscles and tendons to keep it in place.

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Tags: Upper Body, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Neck / Shoulder problems, Sports Injuries

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (also known as Fibrositis) is a felt as a series of sharp stabbing pains in the neck, shoulder blades, arms, chest, lower back and hips. The cause of these chronic widespread aches is not known, and most people find that it takes a number of years (7) to have it diagnosed. Diagnosis is eventually made on the basis of pain in 11 of 18 specified locations on the body.

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Tags: Neck, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Back - Upper, Back - Lower, Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Hips, Back pain, Neck / Shoulder problems

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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