A break in a bone that makes up the shoulder joint is called a shoulder fracture.
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which you experience pain and stiffness in your shoulder. The symptoms appear slowly, worsen gradually and usually take one to three years to resolve on their own.
AC Joint Injuries
The AC joint, or acromioclavicular joint, involves the joining of the clavicle -the collarbone- and the acromion, the highest part of the shoulder blade. The AC joint stabilizes the shoulder and allows for motions such as moving the arm away from the body as well as raising the arm above the head.
Biceps tendinitis is the inflammation of the biceps tendon caused by micro tears of the tendon. These micro tears are caused by repetitive motions such as swinging or throwing, sustaining a sudden large force that exceeds the strength of the tendon. It may also be caused by aging. Biceps tendinitis also refers to the degeneration of the biceps tendon over time, or tendinosis.
The shoulder joint or glenohumeral joint, consists of the upper arm bone (humerus) fitting into a part of the shoulder blade called the glenoid. A group of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff keep the humerus in place. The shoulder blade, or scapula, meets the collarbone (clavicle) at a second joint called the acromioclavicular joint. Both joints are susceptible to arthritis.
SLAP tears, or Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior tears, are tears of the upper labrum. These tears occur in front of and behind the connection point of the biceps muscle.
A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis - that come together as tendons around the head of the humerus, the large bone that makes up the upper arm. The rotator cuff is separated from the top shoulder bone, the acromion, by a fluid-filled sac called a bursa, which acts as a lubricant by reducing friction.