Of all the joints in your body, the shoulder is by far the most versatile. Able to rotate in many directions and responsible for carrying heavy loads, this workhorse of a joint is also one of the most vulnerable for injury, the most common of which is dislocation. Below are the causes and symptoms [Read More]
Archives for August 2019
What Is a Frozen Shoulder?
The shoulder is composed of three main bones forming a ball-and-socket joint. These bones are the collarbone (clavicle), upper arm bone (humerus), and shoulder blade (scapula). What holds these bones together is a section of strong connective tissue called the shoulder capsule. When a person has [Read More]
Tearing the Meniscus
The meniscus is rubbery cartilage that exists between some joints of the body, like the knee. A tear in the meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. It is very common among athletes who play sports that require momentum, sudden stops, jumping and rapidly changing direction. These sports [Read More]
How Elbow Bursitis Is Treated
Bursitis is a painful condition that involves inflammation of the bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints throughout the body. A bursa may become inflamed for various reasons such as overuse or trauma and is characterized by swelling, redness, and stiff and achy joints. The large joints of [Read More]