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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics
 

Common Shoulder Problems


Rock climber stretching out arm and shoulder
Common Shoulder Problems

Impingement: Impingement is caused by inflammation of the rotator cuff and bursa. Pain occurs when raising the arm above one’s head.

Dislocation (Recurring): Dislocation is caused by a tear in the labrum or excess laxity in the joint's capsule.

Instability: Instability occurs when one’s shoulder is forced beyond the joint's normal range of motion causing the ball to move abnormally in the socket.

Arthritis: Arthritis may be caused by long-term wear, infection, traumatic injury, or a variety of other diseases. It is characterized by worn cartilage and roughened joint surfaces and fragmentation of bone and cartilage.