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Rotator Cuff Tears
These are injuries to the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder joint. Often seen in athletes or those who perform repetitive overhead activities, symptoms can include persistent shoulder pain, weakness, and a decreased range of motion.
Shoulder impingement occurs when the shoulder blade exerts pressure on the soft tissues beneath it, leading to pain during shoulder movements, especially those overhead. Chronic impingement can sometimes cause rotator cuff tears.
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, this condition is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder, leading to a severe restriction in movements. It is typically seen in people over the age of 40 and more common in women.
Dislocation happens when the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. Frequent dislocations can cause shoulder instability, leading to recurrent injuries.
Arthritis of the Shoulder
This refers to several conditions causing inflammation of the shoulder joint, resulting in pain and stiffness. The most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.