Shoulder

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

The thoracic outlet carries nerves, arteries, and veins. It is actually an opening at the lower front and side of the neck between two muscles. Vessels arise out of the chest cavity from the heart and nerves enter the outlet from the neck. The clavicle or collarbone lies above the nerves and vessels as they go into the upper extremity and body. Injury to the thoracic outlet..... Continue reading

Do I Have Shoulder Bursitis?

Bursitis is an inflammation of the sac that generates the fluid protecting muscles during movement. Shoulder bursitis is a common problem for both men and women. Many of the muscles around the shoulder joint have bursa... Continue reading

What Is Shoulder Impingement

Why can't I raise my arm above shoulder height? It could be a condition called shoulder impingement. The presentation of this problem includes shoulder pain when trying to lift the arm sideways away from the body. Pain develops at or about 90°. This maneuver pinches or compresses the rotator cuff tendons ..... Continue reading

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