Shoulder Instability

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What is shoulder instability?

Shoulder instability is a condition characterized by a dislocation of the shoulder joint, when the head of the humerus pops out of the glenoid (socket bone of the shoulder joint). There are different types of shoulder instability. An acute trauma, with the shoulder dislocating in an accident, is a very painful injury. Sometimes, the humeral head does not relocate by itself and gets stuck underneath the glenoid. This condition is referred to as an acute shoulder dislocation or luxation.

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Tennis Elbow

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What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is characterized by pain, soreness and tenderness of the elbow. Pain is typically felt around the lateral epicondyle – a bony bump on the outer side of the elbow where the extensor muscles of the forearm insert. But it’s not just tennis players that come up against this condition. Any activity that involves repetitive use of the extensor muscles of the forearm can cause acute or chronic tendonitis under certain circumstances. Tennis elbow symptoms are usually associated with muscle dysfunction that has its origin at the upper back and shoulder.

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Shoulder Impingement

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What is shoulder impingement?

Shoulder impingement is the feeling of pain in the shoulder with certain movements of the arm, especially overhead movements. Symptoms can range from chronic discomfort to very acute episodes of sharp pain, weakness and loss of movement in the shoulder.

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