Posts Categorized: Shoulder Injury and Shoulder Surgery

The 3 Stages of Frozen Shoulder

What are the 3 stages of frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?

As a particularly important joint of the body, the shoulder seems to be prone to more than its share of a myriad of different aches, pains, injuries, and conditions. But, considering how much we use it in everyday life, these infirmaries are only made that much more noticeable when we can’t easily go about our… Read more »

Common Injuries in the Winter Olympics

What are the most common injuries experienced by Olympic Athletes? Learn here

As the 2022 Winter Olympic Games skate towards its finish, there’s a lot of anticipation around which country will take home the most medals. Right now, Norway and Germany are in the lead with 13 and 10 gold medals, respectively, while the United States trails with a formidable 8.  While there’s plenty of good reason… Read more »

7 Uses For PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are one of my favorite treatment modalities, and for good reason. This revolutionary therapy can be used to accelerate and promote healing, reduce pain, and limit inflammation in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. As a form of “regenerative medicine”, PRP actually employs a small concentration of a patient’s own platelets to… Read more »

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Try These 5 Tips For Optimal Recovery

Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery? Read Tips Here

If you’re suffering from persistent, long-term shoulder pain, you’ve lost your strength or range of motion in your shoulder, and you feel like you’ve tried everything (ice, rest, painkillers, waiting) — It’s time to consult an orthopaedic doctor. Rotator cuff tears are found in 30-50% of the population ages 50+ and are one of the… Read more »

What is an AC Joint Dislocation?

The AC joint is located in the shoulder where two bones meet. You can experience an AC joint dislocation with some traumatic injuries. Read on to learn more. AC Joint The AC joint is located between the clavicle and acromion in your shoulder. AC stands for acromioclavicular (acromion plus clavicle). The joint has a few… Read more »

What are Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms?

The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that are located in the shoulder. When a portion of the tendon tears, it can produce pain and disability. This injury is quite common and often requires surgical repair. Here are some of the questions I get asked daily as an orthopaedic surgeon: Rotator Cuff Tear… Read more »

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries. They can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving your body the way you want to. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your chances of developing an overuse injury. Read along to find out some general rules you can follow to stay healthy. Gradual Increases… Read more »

Injury Heat Versus Ice? What is the Best One to Use?

What is the Best Way to Treat an Injury or Joint Pain: Heat Versus Ice? What is the best way to treat and injury or joint pain: heat versus ice? Ice versus heat is a common question I get asked as an orthopaedic surgeon on a a regular basis https://louisvillebones.com/Acute injuries that produce swelling are best… Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Adhesive Capsulitis

It is not a shoulder that has frostbite… A frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition that most commonly affects women (70 % of women vs 30% of men). Diabetics are also commonly affected. If you are a diabetic you have a 20-30% chance of developing a frozen shoulder. Diabetics… Read more »

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Rotator Cuff Tears

rotator cuff tear

Shoulder injuries are very common, especially among active individuals. These injuries are often a result of excessive strain or a sprain caused by activities like softball, swimming, tennis, baseball, golf, or weight training. People also develop problems because of rotator cuff degeneration, which manifests over time and is a symptom of age. One of the… Read more »