Shoulder Bursitis

SHOULDER BURSITIS WHO? Sports with repetitive overhead activities Gym goers Elderly Desk workers & persons with chronic poor posture WHAT? The bursa can be described as a fluid filled sac found between the bones that make up both the shoulder and the hip joint. There are several of these fluid filled sacs within the shoulder joint.  The role of the bursa is to help reduce friction between the structures within the joint allowing better and more fluid range of motion. Inflammation of the bursa is termed as bursitis and symptoms can typically include pain at the front and outside of the shoulder and upper [...]

Shoulder Bursitis2016-08-04T13:37:30+00:00

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability WHO? Throwers (baseball/ cricket etc.) Swimmers Acute injury (car accident/ footy collision) Young persons (double jointed) WHAT? Shoulder instability is broad term that describes the condition whereby the connective tissue around the shoulder joint becomes lax, allowing greater range of motion at the shoulder than is normal. The shoulder joint, or gleno-humeral joint, is a ball and socket joint, compromised of the head of the humerus sitting within a cup shaped socket, referred to as the acetabulum. Ligaments, tendons and the rotator cuff muscles are responsible for holding the humerus within the acetabulum. When these structures are injured, or are [...]

Shoulder Instability2016-07-28T08:59:46+00:00