For the majority of patients, shoulder surgery is a one-time event that has a major impact on their lives. Most people don’t know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, but the more you, as a healthcare professional, can help prepare them, the more successful the recovery process will be.Read More >
Dislocated shoulder recovery can take from 12 to 16 weeks, and the vast majority of this time is spent doing self-treatment with guidance from a physician and/or physical therapist. Because you are largely on your own, it’s important to have all the resources you need for home treatment, especially if you want to get back to your regular lifestyle as quickly as possible.Read More >
A torn rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury that can be caused from repeated movements while playing sports or performing a job function. With repeated motion, the muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder socket can become torn. Other common causes of a torn rotator cuff include falling, lifting or pulling a heavy object, or bone spurs in the shoulder.
People who are physically active -professional and amateur athletes, sports fans, or those who have a job requiring overhead activities like lifting, pulling, or pushing - may find themselves with a painful shoulder that doesn't get better with time. This could be a rotator cuff injury. People with rotator cuff tears have symptoms that include pain when you try to move your arm away from your body, when you lift it or lower it from a fully raised position. Muscle atrophy around the shoulder is another symptom. If this describes you, visit a doctor for tests which can diagnose a rotator cuff tear.