A shoulder separation sounds like an odd injury, but in reality, it refers to the stretching or tearing of ligaments where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula). This intersection is also called the acromioclavicular or AC joint.
Functional mobility describes a person's ability to move around in his or her environment. Examples include walking, scooting along a bed, and rising from a chair. If you are injured or ill, you may have a difficult time maintaining normal functional mobility. That's where your physical therapist comes in.
A recently published study outlines an alternative multimodal pain management pathway that eliminates the need for opioids in patients undergoing elective reverse and anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty.
Internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury that is seen primarily in throwing athletes.
Physical therapy and lifestyle counseling are underused as prescriptions for pain medications, including narcotics, continue to increase for patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in Arthritis Care & Research.