When should I see a shoulder doctor?

It can be hard to know exactly what to do following a shoulder injury. Should you go to the emergency room, urgent care, or specialized shoulder doctor? Your next steps…

How do you heal a sore shoulder?

Living with a sore shoulder can keep you from doing what you love. Since there are many different shoulder pain causes, it can be hard to know what to do…

What is shoulder bursitis?

The most common causes of shoulder bursitis are overuse or injury. Too much movement puts stress on the bursa, causing inflammation.

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 thrower’s shoulder?

“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.

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