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Shoulder Pain

Snapping Scapula Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What is snapping scapula syndrome? Snapping scapula syndrome is a condition causing painful grinding, clicking or snapping of the shoulder blade (Figu...

Winging Of The Scapula

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What causes medial winging of the scapula? Winging of the scapula is usually caused by deficit in the serratus anterior muscle due to an injury of the...

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common source of pain in the shoulder. It is found in about 50% of patients who come to the doctor with a complaint...

3 Ways Your Body Is Wearing Out -- And How To Stop The Damage

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.17.2016 | OWN

Creaky knees don’t have to be your destiny, says Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City ...

Shoulder Dislocations

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body (Figure 1). The shoulder can be dislocated anteriorly (in front) or posteriorly (...

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is most commonly associated with injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments within the shoulder. Howe...

I'm a Diabetic, Why is my Shoulder Frozen?

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What Is Adhesive Capsulitis? Adhesive capsulitis is a painful, progressive loss of shoulder motion. The shoulder is usually stiff and will not move. T...

Got Shoulder Pain? Rotator Cuff Injuries 101

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

When an elite athlete like basketball legend Kobe Bryant or tennis icon Maria Sharapova suffers a rotator cuff injury, we all hear about it. But as my patients and I can vouch, sports stars aren't the only ones who deal with this common cause of shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain: It May Be an Easy Fix

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Shoulder pain at night, pain when lifting a briefcase, pain with overhead activities -- even pain while brushing your hair can be caused by shoulder impingement.

Shoulder Pain: When to Worry

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Most shoulder problems are relatively short-lived but sometimes the pain is indicative of a more complex issue. Here's a guide to what might be wrong and whether or not it's a cause for concern.

The 3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health

Matthew Basso | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

The shoulder joint is complicated, often not trained properly and essential to core strength and overall health. Here my go-to shoulder movements.

The Small But Often-Forgotten Protector: The Rotator Cuff

Michael Zazzali | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

One of the things that amazes me most is how neglected this vital region of our body is exercised and understood. When I go to the gym rarely do I see someone training the all-important rotator cuff (RTC) group or its synergists -- the scapular rotator/stabilizer group.

Dr. Pat Consults: When to Call In a Physiatrist

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. These physicians are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and/or neurological conditions.

5 Ways To Banish Your Heavy Purse

Christina Anderson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

I've recently found myself massaging my right shoulder, and feeling it ache when I lay awake at night. I discovered the culprit: my overloaded, overstuffed, overused purse.

The Remedy for Frozen Shoulder That No One Talks About

Sara Calabro | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, isn't as official as it sounds. Frozen shoulder just refers to shoulder pain that leads to restricted range of motion. It is a catch-all diagnosis for shoulder pain and immobility for which the underlying cause is unknown.

Are You Practicing Yoga Or Yoga-Flavored Exercise?

New Harbinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Those new to yoga may find it challenging to determine whether or not a class is rooted in the spirit and intention of authentic yoga practice, or if it's just another workout. Here are two questions to help you decide.

How to Prevent Nighttime Injury and Get More Restful Sleep

Abby Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abby Sims

Avoid lying on your stomach. If you are a stomach sleeper, it is likely that you will eventually complain of some neck pain because your neck will be rotated to the end of its available range.

The Cold Shoulder of Healthcare

Sally Thorner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Thorner

"Wait, there's something on my lap." I was about to be discharged from the surgery center when I cautioned my nurse and friend to hold off standing me...

Pitcher's and Their Rotator Cuffs

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Randy Johnson on the San Francisco Giants can't throw for at least 3 weeks due to a tear in his rotator cuff. Putting the Big Unit on the DL drew attention to the importance of the rotator cuff.

Spinach Won't Help This Bicep

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

The next time you experience pain in your shoulder serving a tennis ball or throwing a baseball, keep in mind that it could be your biceps tendon.

Unplug And Recharge: The Trapeze Squeeze

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

"Unplug and Recharge" is a new Living series which aims to give you, our dear readers, a quick break from your day -- whether you have as much time as...