Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Help Me?

Traditionally, surgery to repair diseased or damaged structures in the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff or labrum, required a large, open incision, which resulted in postsurgical pain for the…

Can I Do That After a Knee Replacement?

Patients are often nervous about what they will and won’t be able to do after a knee replacement. Most people, however, can do even more after a knee replacement than…

7 Myths about Arthritis

Arthritis, a generic term used to describe joint pain or disease, is a very common disease but is not well understood by the general population. There are actually over 100…

Treating SLAP Tears in the Shoulder

What is a SLAP tear?   SLAP is an acronym that stands for “superior labrum, anterior to posterior.” It refers to both the location and the direction of the injury.…

Protecting Against Complications of a Dislocated Shoulder

When struck with enough force, the ball-and-socket joint of your shoulder has the potential to dislocate, often resulting in symptoms such as swelling, bruising and numbness, as well as an…

What You Need To Know About Weightlifter’s Shoulder

If you experience shoulder pain that gets worse when weight lifting, a popping/clicking sensation while moving your shoulder and tenderness to the touch, you may have a condition known as…

Shoulder Bursitis: What It Is and How To Treat It

Whether at work or play, chances are you use repetitive movements in your day-to-day activities. These movements could include lifting weights or boxes, working at a desk, using power tools,…

Rotator Cuff Surgery 101

Your rotator cuff is an assembly of muscles and tendons in your shoulder that provides a wide range of motion. It also secures the shoulder joint into the socket. Because…

Risk Factors and Treatments for a Dislocated Shoulder

When a shoulder becomes dislocated, the upper arm bone pops out of the socket. This can cause severe and sudden pain, numbness and loss of shoulder function. It can also…

6 Ways To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that causes pain and discomfort in the wrist and hand. It is caused by a compression of the median nerve as it travels…