Have you ever experienced your vehicle when it is out of alignment—your car movement doesn’t feel right and your tires may produce uneven wear, requiring you to need a new set? Joints in the body work in a very similar fashion.
The symptoms of arthritis can vary based on the type of arthritis a patient is experiencing. Some common symptoms can generally include pain, stiffness, weakness, inflammation, and difficulty moving the affected joint. If these symptoms last for more than two weeks, it's important to see an orthopaedic doctor near you for an evaluation as soon as possible.
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, and when it is injured, it could lead to partial or complete dislocation. Shoulder instability is a condition in which the shoulder joint is not as stable as it should be, causing frequent injuries like dislocation or subluxation. Shoulder instability symptoms can vary, depending on the type of instability present.
Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder are some of the most common injuries seen by orthopaedic surgeons. The shoulder is a complex joint with many different structures working together to allow for a wide range of motion. These structures include the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When any of these structures are injured, it can cause pain and decreased range of motion in the shoulder.