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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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  • How to Sleep after Shoulder Surgery

    How to Sleep after Shoulder Surgery

    According to research statistics, nearly 500,000 rotator cuff surgeries and 50,000 total shoulder replacements are performed in the US alone every year. As the likelihood of shoulder injury increases with age, these numbers are expected to keep increasing in the foreseeable future.

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  • Will a Frozen Shoulder Heal Itself?

    Will a Frozen Shoulder Heal Itself?

    A frozen shoulder is one that has lost its normal range of motion making routine activities such as combing your hair, putting on your clothes, or sleeping in certain positions very difficult.

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