Evaluation When examining the patient, the physician will find that when a patient is younger than 40 years old with a history
Neer Impingement Sign Pinching of the rotator cuff tendon by the underside of the acromion. The examiner stabilizes the scapula
Posterior Dislocation Posterior dislocations are usually associated with seizures or electrical shock and are often missed
Rupture of the proximal biceps tendon is most often in association with a rotator cuff tear (Figure 2). The rupture usually
The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. There are two main joints within the shoulder
Be mindful that the shoulder complex is a very mobile joint lending its vulnerability to injury if your exercise program
When an elite athlete like basketball legend Kobe Bryant or tennis icon Maria Sharapova suffers a rotator cuff injury, we all hear about it. But as my patients and I can vouch, sports stars aren't the only ones who deal with this common cause of shoulder pain.
Not only is the press perfectly safe for the shoulders -- as evidenced by the fact that shoulder injuries are the least-common injuries for Olympic weightlifters who use the barbell overhead -- but the correctly performed press is the best exercise for keeping shoulders strong.
The body is amazingly tough at handling abuse. But do something a hundred times, do it regularly, do it when you are tired, when your shoulders are already sore... something is going to give. Something. Is going. To give.
One of the things that amazes me most is how neglected this vital region of our body is exercised and understood. When I go to the gym rarely do I see someone training the all-important rotator cuff (RTC) group or its synergists -- the scapular rotator/stabilizer group.