When a patient presents with signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear, should a surgical procedure be done right away? The answer depends on certain factors, according to Jay D. Keener, MD, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw and returning to play, and a lower risk of ulnar collateral ligament surgery than players who suffered more severe injuries on the ulnar side of the elbow.
An elbow dislocation occurs when the upper arm and forearm get separated from their normal position. The bone of the upper arm (humerus) normally touching the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna). When an elbow dislocation occurs, these bones are separated from their normal alignment.
Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 4 million people in the United States seek medical care each year for shoulder problems. Each year, shoulder problems account for over 1.5 million visits to orthopedic surgeons. Common shoulder problems include: