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Shoulder Injuries

Articular injuries such as labral tear, chondral injury, SLAP tear, dislocation, subluxation and arthritis.  Ligament / tendon injuries such as a tear of the rotator cuff, bursitis, tendonitis, impingement syndrome. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic inflammation of the lining of the joints, most likely caused by an overactive immune reaction. This form of arthritis affects older women more than men.
Shoulder Osteoarthritis
Bones may lose mass and strength as patients grow older, leaving them fragile and prone to fracture. Typical sufferers are older women.

Sports Injuries
The most frequent sports injuries of the shoulder occur with the tendons (tendonitis), rotator cuff (torn rotator cuff) and the shoulder joint (dislocation).

Shoulder joints are held together by a "capsule" of tissues and ligaments. Sometimes this capsule becomes inflamed. The result is the painful condition called synovitis.
Tendonitis and Bursitis
Closely related shoulder problems that inflame the shoulder's tendons and bursae, often the result of recurring repetitive shoulder movement.


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