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  • How to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after shoulder surgery in the New Year

    How to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after shoulder surgery in the New Year

    Getting back to the gym to kickstart your fitness program in the New Year after a shoulder injury or surgery can be tricky. You must walk the fine line between pushing too hard resulting in a re-injury and not doing enough resulting in no improvement of shoulder strength or mobility. Here's how to protect your shoulder when you get back in the gym after a long layoff.

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  • How does Surgery Compare to Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears?

    How does Surgery Compare to Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears?

    You have a rotator cuff tear. What is the right treatment? How will you do with physical therapy versus surgery? Most people improve with physical therapy in the short term by strengthening the surrounding muscles to compensate. Therapy does not heal a rotator cuff that is detached from the bone. The only way to get the tendon to heal is to get the tendon back down to the bone, and the only way to do that currently is with a repair.

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  • Do's and Don'ts for Frozen Shoulder Patients

    Do's and Don'ts for Frozen Shoulder Patients

    A frozen shoulder, as the name suggests, is a painful loss of shoulder mobility. The exact cause is unclear. It occurs gradually, patients may first notice trouble with reaching for their hip pocket, unhooking a bra clasp, or scratching a back itch.

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  • The Role Vitamin D Plays in Your Musculoskeletal Health

    The Role Vitamin D Plays in Your Musculoskeletal Health

    It has been estimated that 40% of the US population suffers from vitamin D deficiency. Also known as the “sunshine” vitamin, vitamin D is essential for musculoskeletal health. It helps the body absorb calcium from the food you eat. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles strong.

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  • 5 Things Your Surgeon wants You to know before Surgery

    5 Things Your Surgeon wants You to know before Surgery

    Some amount of anxiety is experienced by almost everyone scheduled to undergo surgery. This may be a good thing as it could motivate you to prepare well for the surgery. However, too much of fear and anxiety can be counterproductive.

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  • Rotator Cuff Repair in Senior Athletes

    Rotator Cuff Repair in Senior Athletes

    Shoulder pain in the senior athlete is quite often due to a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff tendon is a complex structure that stabilizes the arm bone within the shoulder socket while at the same time allowing a great deal of mobility.

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  • How Long Does a Shoulder Replacement Last?

    How Long Does a Shoulder Replacement Last?

    One of the most common questions for people considering a shoulder replacement is: “How long will it last?” For people with severe shoulder arthritis, a shoulder replacement can provide predictable pain relief and improvement in quality of life and function.

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  • Steps to take when Seeking out a Shoulder Surgeon

    Steps to take when Seeking out a Shoulder Surgeon

    Seeking out a shoulder surgeon can be an overwhelming experience! The following questions can serve as a guide to narrow down your options, so your mind can be at peace as you complete other formalities for the surgery:

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  • Do you need an MRI?

    Do you need an MRI?

    MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which means magnets and radio waves are used to create images of the structures within the body. This sophisticated imaging technology allows your shoulder surgeon to look inside the shoulder joint and diagnose problems without having to do any invasive procedure.

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  • How  to  Relieve  Pain  and  Restore  Strength after a Rotator Cuff Injury

    How to Relieve Pain and Restore Strength after a Rotator Cuff Injury

    The pain caused by a rotator cuff injury is usually felt as a dull ache deep within or on the side of the shoulder. It can disrupt your sleep and prevent you from performing routine activities of daily living, particularly activities that require overhead reaching. You may also experience muscle weakness along with the shoulder pain. Relieving the pain and restoring shoulder strength will depend on the extent of the rotator cuff tear.

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