Shoulder the Work of a Tuberosity Fracture

At the head of the arm’s humerus bone, where the muscles of the rotator cuff are attached, is a rounded section called the greater tuberosity. A dislocation or a fall on the shoulder can cause the greater tuberosity to fracture, leading to pain when lifting the arm or moving the shoulder, and limiting your range…

Posted by STARS Admin in PT eDigest

Replacing Your Shoulder in Reverse

In conventional shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon fits a plastic cup into the shoulder socket and attaches a metal ball to the top of the upper arm bone. But for some patients, especially those with muscle damage around the shoulder or large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex type of shoulder arthritis, conventional…

Posted by Rebecca Thompson in PT eDigest

Shoulder impingement

Q: Can physical therapy improve my shoulder impingement? A: Shoulder impingement syndrome is caused by 3 variables: Bony deformation (bone spurs) A weak rotator cuff musculature Scapular muscle imbalance. Your 4 rotator cuff muscles help keep the ball of your humerus centered in the socket of your shoulder blade. If they become weak, the ball…

Posted by Kate Mason in Healthy Advice