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Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the biceps tendon. The biceps have two origins, a long head and short head. The long head originates on the supraglenoid tubercle of the scapula. The short head on the coracoid process of the scapula. The biceps is a bi-articulate muscle that crosses two joints, the shoulder and elbow joint....

Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is inflammation of the entire shoulder capsule and joint. This process is generally characterized by three different stages; freezing, frozen and thawing. These stages describe progressive pain and stiffness that restrict patients from moving the joint. The shoulder joint is a ball in socket joint that is formed...

Rotator Cuff

A rotator cuff strain results from over stretching or repetitive overuse of the rotator cuff muscles and tendons. The rotator cuff is a combination of four muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. They originate on the scapula and attach to the humerus. These muscles help maintain stability of the scapula and the integrity of...

Carpal Tunnel, what art thou?

  Ah, my old friend carpal tunnel, we meet again. Or, as I like to call him, the most common peripheral nerve entrapment in the body. I have a very love/hate relationship with carpal tunnel. I enjoy treating it because the evidence for how to diagnose and treat carpal tunnel is clear, well established, and...

Torticollis got you in a twist?

Torticollis is an acute or congenital (genetic) shortening of one of the muscles in the neck called the Sternocleidomastoid (commonly abbreviated as SCM). This leads to a head that is tilted to one side and rotated to the opposite side as shown in the picture below. Torticollis can be caused by a number of different...