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Shoulder Joint
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed when the humerus fits into the scapula but also the other important bones in the shoulder are the acromion, the clavicle meeting the acromion in the acromioclavicular joint, and the coracoid process. 
The common conditions of the shoulder are: 
  • Frozen shoulder – Inflammation of the joint causing pain and stiffness, progressively movement of the joint will become limited.
  • Osteoarthritis – ‘Wear and Tear’ arthritis that occurs with aging. 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis – A form of arthritis which the immune system attacks the joint causing inflammation and pain. 

  • Gout – A form of arthritis in which crystals form in the joints, causing inflammation and pain. 

  • Rotator cuff tear – A tear in one of the muscles or tendons surrounding the top of the humerus. 

  • Shoulder impingement – The acromion presses on the rotator cuff as the arm if lifted. 

  • Shoulder dislocation – The humerus to one of the other bones in the shoulder slips out of position. 

  • Shoulder tendonitis - Inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. 

  • Shoulder bursitis – Inflammation of the bursa (small sacs of fluid that rests over the rotator cuff tendons). 

  • Labral Tear – An accident or overuse can cause the labrum to tear (cartilage that overlies the head of the humerus).
It is also worth noting that pain within the shoulder could be caused from an issue with the Cervical Spine.
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