While I’m a shoulder specialist, it isn’t uncommon for my patients to report elbow pain. The most common condition is tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis that manifests as pain on the outside of the elbow.
Shoulder arthroscopy has been an major advancement in the treatment of shoulder pain. Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to view the inside of the shoulder joint through small puncture incisions using specialized lighted instruments.
Most patients with shoulder pain due to an injury or arthritis may not require surgery. They can usually be treated by a combination of non-surgical treatments such as medications, physical therapy, and shoulder injections. But in some cases, not proceeding with early surgical intervention can result in bigger issues down the line.
Arthritis Awareness Month is observed in May to raise awareness about the increasing prevalence of arthritis in the US. It’s the leading cause of disability affecting about 1 in 4 individuals. The condition is characterized by swelling and pain in the joints that can severely limit activities and negatively impact quality of life.
With all the news about the coronavirus outbreak, it’s only natural to worry about our well-being and safety. It can be especially difficult if you are finding yourself experiencing ongoing shoulder pain. Here are some helpful things to remember if your shoulder pain has increased or returned.
One of the biggest reasons that people have a shoulder replacement is to get back to exercise and activities they enjoy. Golf, tennis, hunting, and swimming are just a few of the examples that people have a high chance of being able to do after they are recovered.
Worried about how shoulder surgery will impact your work life? For many people time off work equals a loss of income. People wonder when and if they will return to work. With advanced minimally invasive shoulder surgery, for most patients it is not a question of will they be able to return to work, but just a matter of when. Let’s look at how shoulder surgery will impact your work life.
The sling is one of the biggest annoyances following shoulder surgery, but it is important for your recovery. To attempt to drive with a shoulder sling can be very dangerous. You need active use of both arms to deal with unexpected surprises encountered on the road while driving. This is particularly the case with high speed driving (freeways and highways) where reaction time is more important.
Injury prevention is an important part of training for spring sports especially after a long winter break. Repeated lifting of the arm above shoulder level as in overhead sports can potentially cause rotator cuff damage and other types of shoulder injuries.
You don't have to be a high-level athlete to improve your heart health. Moderately intense cardiovascular exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease as well as other chronic illnesses while increasing endurance, flexibility, and strength. Any amount of physical activity is good for your overall health, but let's consider the best exercises for heart health.