Shoulder Injury

Ready, Set, Whoa!

By St Helena Sports Medicine
March 15, 2018

As winter fades away and temperatures get warmer, you may be thinking about getting more active to enjoy the weather. Before you rush out to enjoy the outdoors, give your body a little time and attention to adjust to the changing seasons. Rushing into an active lifestyle after being idle can lead to shoulder impingement, ... read more

Your Shoulder Pain could be a Torn Rotator Cuff

By St Helena Sports Medicine
November 15, 2017

Rotator cuff injuries are common in sports that use considerable shoulder motion like tennis and baseball. Specific professions like window cleaning and painting see many rotator cuff injuries. A rotator cuff tear can also happen over time if you repeat the same shoulder motion again and again. In some cases, a rotator cuff tear can ... read more

Are You Taking Care to Avoid Shoulder Injury?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
September 15, 2017

We would all like to avoid injuries to the various parts of our body. At the same time, the majority of us probably forget to take the steps necessary to do so. Let’s look at the shoulders as an example. Every day, the shoulder joint is at work when we lift a glass of water ... read more

Recognizing and Treating a Broken Collarbone 

By St Helena Sports Medicine
October 15, 2016

Your clavicle, commonly known as the collarbone, is the bone of the shoulder joint that connects your arm to the rest of your body. Fractures to the collarbone occur most frequently in athletes. A direct blow to your shoulder on the field, rink or court is a major cause of a broken collar bone. Falling ... read more

Determining a Dislocated Shoulder

By editor
March 15, 2016

Dislocated joints are extremely painful, and a dislocated shoulder is no exception. In fact, it’s the most vulnerable joint to experience dislocation. When your arm bone (or humerus) is pulled out of its socket (or glenoid), muscle, cartilage and tissues are stretched and torn, limiting your ability to move your arm at all without tremendous ... read more