A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.
Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty used significantly more narcotics postoperatively and had no significant reduction in pain scores in the early postoperative period compared with patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block alone, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.
Winter incidents frequently occur because of wet ice and snow buildup. However, several injuries recur each time the weather turns frigid when people do not take appropriate cautions. The most common types of winter accidents are slipping on ice, snow removal, driving mishaps and winter sports collisions. Learn what are the most common winter injuries?
Before deciding on surgery, your doctor will opt for non-surgical treatments such as medication, physical therapy and lifestyle changes. While those options do work for many people, musculoskeletal pain that occurs in the hip, knee and shoulder may require surgery, but how do you know if you need an operation?
An ongoing relationship with your sports medicine physician can prevent further damage to any previous injuries and optimize your time and effort in building strength and longevity as an athlete. Prepare to find and meet your physician with these answers to common questions and tips for your first appointment.
After total knee replacement surgery, the vast majority of patients achieve excellent functional results,” said Dr. Jacob Conjeski, a joint reconstruction specialist for Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates. “But the recovery process takes time and differs patient to patient
Athletes with shoulder instability injuries often undergo shoulder stabilization surgery to return to sport (RTS) and perform at their preinjury activity level. Returning to sports in a timely fashion and being able to perform at a high level are priorities for these athletes undergoing surgery