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Different types of shoulder injury


The shoulder is a vital part of our bodies. This is the most moveable joint in the body. Because of the type of movements involved in the shoulder, it has an unstable joint. Soreness of the tendons is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Due to these we have different shoulder problems. The major problem is dislocation. Dislocation is commonly caused by the backward pull on the arm whereby the muscles are caught unprepared to defy or engulf. Shoulder instability is a situation whereby the shoulder dislocates frequently. Partial dislocation is a condition whereby the upper is arm bone partly in and particularly out. Symptoms of dislocation can be out of position appearance, pain which is brought about by muscle tremors, swelling, numbness, weak spots and bruises.

Another injury is shoulder separation. This problem occurs where the collarbone, clavicle, meets with the shoulder blade, scapula. In most cases when the ligaments that hold the joint mutually are partly or totally tattered, the outermost end of the clavicle can slip out of its original position making it hard to meet with the scapula. If an individual falls on an outstretched hand or suffers an unanticipated blow to the hand, this can cause shoulder problems. The signs and symptoms of shoulder separation are always characterized by a bump that develops in the middle of the top of the shoulder which can greatly cause shoulder pain or tenderness.

A bump over the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a sign that there is a possible separation of the joints. The next problem is a bit common especially in most sportsmen. A fracture is a condition that involves cracking of the bone whether partially or completely. An individual can suffer a break in the bone if there is a unexpected fall or a blow to the shoulder or as a force of an injury. The part that is mostly involved in fractures is the clavicle or the neck, area below the ball, of the humerus. Fractures are usually accompanied by severe pain. Redness and bruising around the area of fracture are evident signs of the problem.

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