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Arthritis of the Shoulder

Arthritis of the shoulder can cause pain and stiffness that can make it difficult to reach up or lift your arm. Arthritis cannot be cured and will usually worsen over time, but treatment can slow its progress and help you live a full, enjoyable life.

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis is a condition that causes the formation of a small, usually about 1-2 centimetre size, calcium deposit within the tendons of the rotator cuff. These deposits are usually found in patients at least 30-40 years old, and have a higher incidence in diabetics.

Fractures

Fractures (broken bones) of the shoulder can occur due to trauma, such as a sports injury, accident, or fall.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder tightens and becomes difficult to move. It often has no known cause and is more likely to occur in people with diabetes, people with significant scar tissue from shoulder surgery, and people who have kept their arm immobilized for a long period of time. Treatment can help patients with frozen shoulder regain their shoulder function.

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear often occurs in people who repeatedly perform the same shoulder motions. A torn rotator cuff can cause pain, weakness, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Treatments ranging from physical therapy to rotator cuff surgery can repair the torn tendon(s), alleviate symptoms, prevent irreversible damage, and allow you to return to normal activities.

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket due to injury or overuse. Once this has happened, the shoulder is vulnerable to repeat episodes. Treatment can help to improve stability of the shoulder and reduce the risk of repeat episodes.