What is subacromial impingement syndrome?

Repeated overhead motion can cause inflammation in your rotator cuff, making the tendons swell and “catch” on your upper shoulder bone. This is called subacromial impingement syndrome.

What is internal impingement?

“The Thrower’s Shoulder” refers to an internal impingement. This injury is caused in the “cocking” phase of throwing, when a pitcher is bringing his or her arm back before the swing.

What is a partial and a complete shoulder dislocation?

Sometimes sports can get rough, and when your shoulder falls completely out of place, it is called a complete shoulder dislocation. But sometimes, your shoulder is only partially knocked out of place, which is called a partial shoulder dislocation or a shoulder subluxation.

What is a reverse shoulder replacement?

Your rotator cuff protects your shoulder joint. When you have a tear in your rotator cuff and your shoulder is also affected by arthritis, you may consider a reverse shoulder replacement.

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