Monthly Archives: September 2013

Acromioclavicular Joint or AC Joint Injury

If you separate your acromioclavicular joint or experience an AC joint injury, are there other structures within the shoulder that may have been damaged? Separation of the AC joint typically occurs from a direct blow to the shoulder. This common shoulder injury may happen as a result of some type of sports injury, during an… Read more »

Dislocated Shoulder – An Overview of the Latest Research

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body, with approximately 2 percent of Americans suffering from a dislocated shoulder at some time in their life. An interesting study performed at the Orthopedic Biomechanical Laboratory in Long Beach, California, run by Dr. Patrick McMahon and colleagues, looked at the amount of force that… Read more »

Clavicle Fracture

What is a Clavicle Fracture? One of the most common types of fractures is the broken collar bone or clavicle fracture. Your clavicle is the long narrow bone that is responsible for connecting your arm to your body. It is situated between your shoulder blade and your ribcage. When you experience a clavicle fracture, it… Read more »

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Treatment of a Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capsulitis   A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, happens when a person has a stiff shoulder and it cannot be moved through a full range of motion passively or actively. It is not painful as long as the arm is not being moved around. If the shoulder is… Read more »