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Subacromial Injection

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Shoulder Subacromial Injection When is the injection needed? If rest, medications, and physical therapy do not relieve your pain, an injection of a local anesthetic and a cortisone preparation may be helpful. What it is Cortisone is a very effective anti-inflammatory medicine....
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Subacromial Bursitis

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Shoulder Subacromial Bursitis Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation. Cause Bursitis is most often...
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Shoulder Impingement Surgery

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Shoulder Shoulder Impingement Surgery This outpatient procedure relieves pain by decompressing the tight space around the rotator tendon of the shoulder joint. The surgeon removes the bursa and trims back the acromion bone to allow for normal pain-free motion. In most cases, this...
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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Shoulder Shoulder Impingement Syndrome This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff, along with the subacromial bursa, become compressed against a bony scapula protrusion called the acromion. As these tissues continually rub against bone, they become irritated and...
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Shoulder Arthritis

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Shoulder Shoulder Arthritis Although most people think of the shoulder as several joints, there are really two joints in the area of the shoulder. One is located where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the tip of the shoulder bone (acromion). This is called the acromioclavicular or...
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Loose Shoulder

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Shoulder Loose Shoulder This condition occurs when the tissue that forms a capsule around the shoulder joint stretches and can no longer effectively keep the ball of the humerus within the shoulder socket. Patients with loose shoulder may experience frequent shoulder...
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Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection)

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Shoulder Distal Clavicle Excision Shoulder Impingement When you raise your arm to shoulder height, the space between the acromion and rotator cuff narrows. The acromion can rub against (or “impinge” on) the tendon and the bursa, causing irritation and pain. Surgical...
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Biceps Tenodesis

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Shoulder Biceps Tenodesis Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon. Biceps tendonitis usually occurs along with other shoulder problems. In most cases, there is also damage to the rotator cuff tendon. Other problems that often accompany biceps...
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Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is typically caused by tendon inflammation, fracture, arthritis, or instability. In the case of a sudden, acute shoulder injury, see a doctor immediately. If the pain is less severe, it may be safe to rest a few days and see if time resolves...
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