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Shoulder Conditions

Learn about common causes of shoulder pain. Follow the links below to help you find more information about your condition or use the information to understand the cause of your symptoms.
  1. Frozen Shoulder (2)
  2. Instability & Dislocations (9)
  3. Rotator Cuff (24)
  4. Shoulder Arthritis (5)

Distal Clavicle Osteolysis
Distal clavicle osteolysis is an unusual shoulder condition seen in young men, particularly weightlifters. The most common symptom is pain over the top of the shoulder joint.

Biceps Tendon Problems
The biceps tendon is a common cause of shoulder pain. The long head of the biceps tendon attaches within the shoulder joint, and a number of conditions can lead to the development of shoulder pain.

Shoulder Bursitis
There are many different problems that can lead to symptoms from inflammation of the bursa (bursitis); impingement is one of those conditions.

Labral Tear
A labral tear is an injury to the shoulder joint. There are several patterns of a torn labrum and the type of treatment depends on the specific injury. Most labral tears do not require surgery, but there are certain situations where surgery may be recommended for a torn labrum.

Floating Shoulder
A floating shoulder is an injury pattern characterized by a clavicle fracture and a fracture of the scapula. These injuries cause a free floating shoulder and can lead to neurovascular problems.

Broken Collarbone
A broken collarbone is a break in the clavicle, the bone in your upper chest that connects your breast bone (sternum) to part of your shoulder blade (scapula).

The SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) lesion of the shoulder is a type of labral tear. The most common cause is a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Biceps Tendon Rupture
A proximal biceps tendon rupture occurs when the tendon of the biceps muscle ruptures at the shoulder joint. This may cause pain and a lump in the arm, but seldom requires surgery.

Shoulder Fractures
Broken bones around the shoulder joint are common. A shoulder fracture may refer to injury of one of three bones; here you can learn about treatments.

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