A rotator cuff tear is a shoulder injury that can be caused by a single event such as lifting a heavy weight or having a fall, or just through general wear and tear. You may feel constant or recurring pain, particularly when your arm is above your head, and the joint may feel stiff.
Office workers are familiar with carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders and eye-strain headaches — all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what about new technologies like virtual reality (VR), which is increasingly being used for education and industrial training? How does using VR affect our joints and muscles?
The use of stem cell therapies to support tissue healing has far outpaced the supporting scientific and clinical data, according to two reviews published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
An arm in a sling heals a shoulder fracture just as well as an operation, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
‘Frozen shoulder’ is a common condition in which the shoulder is painful and stiff, decreasing range of motion in the joint. It happens when when the tissue around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, perhaps because of injury, overuse or immobilisation.
While many people with shoulder arthritis may gain substantial benefit from shoulder replacement surgery, the risks associated with the procedure are higher than previously thought, according to a new study published in the BMJ.
A positive attitude can help you recover from shoulder pain, a new study suggests.
Musculoskeletal pain affects the joints, bones and muscles. According to the NHS, there are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions which affect one in four adults in the UK — impacting on quality of life for millions of people.
Arthroscopic management of shoulder arthritis can help patients avoid or delay total shoulder replacement, a new review article confirms.