Frozen Shoulder: How can Physical Therapy Help Loosen the Joint?
Are you dealing with a pain in your shoulder during the day and at night? Are you noticing stiffness and decreased motion in your shoulder, making it difficult to perform your daily tasks? There is a chance you may have Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis commonly affects women more than men and it usually occurs between the ages of 40-70 years old. There is no known cause why people develop frozen shoulder, but studies show that those with diabetes…
What does your shoulder pain mean?
Listed below are descriptions of several types of shoulder pain along with information about each type of pain. Of course, the intended purpose of this article is not to diagnose certain pain you may be feeling, rather to educate and inform about the pain you might be feeling. It is recommended that you see your doctor to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment options Severe Pain If you’re experiencing severe pain you may either have a dislocated shoulder or a shoulder fracture, in…
What are Treatment Options for a Rotator Cuff Tear?
A rotator cuff is a group of muscles that allows rotation and movement of the arm in different directions. The most common cause of a rotator cuff tear is th...
Rotator Cuff Tear
A rotator cuff tear occurs when injuries to the muscles or tendons cause tissue damage or disruption. Click here for more information on Rotator Cuff Tear
What Is a Rotator Cuff Tear?
Find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for rotator cuff tears, and how long a recovery you may expect.
Physical Therapy A Good First Choice Before Surgery for Meniscal Tears and Knee Osteoarthritis
Mild meniscal tears and moderate knee osteoarthritis send some people under the knife, when all they really need is physical therapy. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found no sig
How Physical Therapy Helps Treat Rotator Cuff Tears
Treating rotator cuff tears does not necessarily mean healing the injured tendon. Learn more about how physical therapy can heal rotator cuff tears.
4 Tips to Prevent Rotator Cuff Tears
A shoulder specialist offers advice on how to prevent the most common shoulder injury: a rotator cuff tear
What Does a Rotator Cuff Look Like and Restrengthening It After a Rotator Cuff Tear
Meet Morgan O'Clair, DPT, MTC, CSCS and Director of our Catonsville Physical Therapy location, as she shows us around the rotator cuff, going over what it lo...
Why are rotator cuff tears common in sports?
Rotator cuff tears are common among athletes; in fact sports that require repetitive lifting or overhead activities, such as baseball, tennis, rowing and weightlifting are especially prone to rotator cuff tears. This is because a rotator cuff tear typically occurs slowly overtime, after motions are consistently repeated and there is repetitive stress on the shoulder.
How do I know if I have a full thickness rotator cuff tear?
Full thickness rotator cuff tears are very common. How do you know if you have a full thickness rotator cuff tear? What are your treatment options?
What Is The Rotator Cuff? What is a Rotator Cuff Tear?
The term "rotator cuff" refers to a group of four tendons that attach four shoulder muscles to the upper arm. Tendons are stringy tissues that attach muscle to bone. (The 4 tendons are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor tendons) A tear of the rotator cuff can occur to any one of these 4 tendons. Most commonly it is the supraspinatus tendon that tears. Injuries to the rotator cuff are probably the commonest of shoulder problems.
What You Need to Know About Torn Rotator Cuff Symptoms
NYC orthopedic shoulder surgeon, Dr. Francis Mendoza, explains what a rotator cuff tear is and the common torn rotator cuff symptoms to watch for.
What Does a Reverse Shoulder Replacement Mean?
A reverse shoulder replacement is a procedure developed for patients who have severe shoulder arthritis with coexisting rotator cuff tears.
Why You Want to Skip Steroid Shots for Pain
A new study finds that steroid injections are no more effective than PT for treating pain caused by tendonitis, bursitis, or partial rotator cuff tears.
What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?
What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome? Read our latest blog post to learn about rotator cuff syndrome including symptoms and treatment options averrable at HROSM.
Top reasons patients chose rotator cuff surgery
Santa Rosa Orthopaedic’s (SRO) Dr. Michael McDermott shares insights on recent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair patient study
10 Movies You Need to Watch During Cuffing Season
Cuffing season – the time when the usually single take to their couches during the cold winter months to snuggle up with a significant other. If this is you, here are the best movies to get cuffed (but not too serious) for the next couple of months: MORE: 6 Reasons to Get a Partner for Cuffing Season
Rotator cuff injury 101
It’s no secret we’re all itching to get outside as spring slowly approaches. Warm weather offers us the opportunity to get moving, and with that, an increased risk of rotator
Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Therapy 101
Free Seminar: Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Therapy 101 Are you a candidate The regenerative power of stem cells can be very effective in a variety of treatments ranging from sports injuries to arthritis and back pain. Some common applications are the treatment of osteoarthritis, partial to complete ligament tears, rotator cuff tears, partial to complete meniscal tears, degenerative disc disease, and augmented ACL or PCL…
Things You Should Know About Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The blog lists the treatment options for this condition.
5 Frequently Asked Questions About Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Dr. Francis Mendoza, orthopedic shoulder surgeon, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
How do I know when my tires need to be rotated?
Tire rotation isn't hard: It won't take you long and it's cheap to have done professionally. Still, it's something we often neglect to do. How often should you rotate your tires?