The most movable joint in the body, the shoulder is also one of the most
potentially unstable joints.
As a result, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures, and arthritis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.5 million people in the United States visited an emergency room in 2006 for shoulder problems.
The shoulder is easily injured because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it.More >
A shoulder problem is generally diagnosed using a three-part process consisting of medical history, physical examination and tests.More >
If you injure a shoulder, you should rest, ice, apply compression, and keep the injured area elevated.More >
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)
National Institutes of Health
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