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Shoulder Fracture? Try Physiotherapy

Fractures of the humerus are common and make up about 5% of all fractures, with 80% of them either undisplaced or just minimally displaced. More common in people suffering from osteoporosis, it is common to have a forearm fracture on the same side. Damage to the nerves or circulatory system is possible from these fractures but not often seen. Common areas of fracture are the neck of humerus at the top of the arm(fractured shoulder) and the mid shaft of the arm bone.

A fall onto the outstretched hand, onto the elbow or onto the shoulder itself is the most common cause of a fractured arm. Since many of the arm muscles insert onto the humeral head, when the injury occurs the muscular action involved can displace the fragments and complicate the management. 65 years old is the peak incidence for this kind of fractured humerus and if younger patients suffer this fracture the likely cause will involve high forces such as traffic accidents or sports injury. Read more…

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Physiotherapy of Your Shoulder

The function of the human arm is to allow placement of the hand in useful positions so the hands can perform activities where the eyes can see them. Because of the huge range of positions required the shoulder is very flexible with a large motion range, but this is at the expense of some reduced strength and greatly reduced stability. A “soft tissue joint” is often a description of the shoulder, indicating it is the tendons, muscles and ligaments which are important to the joint’s function. Shoulder treatment and rehabilitation is a core physiotherapy skill.

The shoulder joint is constructed from the socket of the scapula and the humeral head, the ball at the top of the upper arm bone. The head of the upper arm is a large ball and important tendons insert onto it to move and stabilise the shoulder, but the shoulder socket, the glenoid, is small in comparison and very shallow. A cartilage rim, the labrum of the glenoid, deepens the socket and adds to stability. The acromio-clavicular joint lies above the shoulder joint proper and provides dynamic stability during arm movements, being made up from part of the scapula and the outer end of the clavicle. Read more…

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Shoulder Rotator Cuff Disease – Physiotherapy

The rotator cuff is a musculotendinous cuff which surrounds the humeral head and through which the shoulder stabilising and movement muscles exert their forces onto the shoulder. The cuff enables us to put our shoulder through a very large range of motion, the greatest range of any joint in the body, for the purpose of putting our hands in functional positions. The shoulder\’s function is to allow our hands to be put in useful positions within our visual field so we can perform the intricate activities that define being human to a degree.

As the muscles approach their insertions on the humeral head they become more and more fibrous until they become wholly tendinous. Many bodily tendons are cylindrical and long but the shoulder tendons are flatter structures which coalesce over the top of the humeral head. The rotator cuff has a relatively poor blood supply and little or no ability to heal and with time and physical stresses tears appear which are often painful but not always so. Rotator cuff tears are a major part of a shoulder surgeon\’s work and rotator cuff surgery is common, complex and demands detailed physiotherapy follow up for successful outcomes. Read more…

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Physiotherapy for your Shoulder

The human appendage arm allows hand to move and be positioned in a number of poses. It should be clear to us that we need our hand positioned in a number of ways to perform our physical activities thatâ??s why our shoulder is quite flexible to be able to produce a number of possibilities of positions where we can articulate our hand but the draw backs of this flexibility are instability and reduced strength.. Three important cardinal components of our shoulder are ligaments (to join two bones), tendons (to join a bone to a muscle) and muscle therefore shoulder is often remembered as a soft tissue. The treatment regarding any infirmity of shoulder is purely subject to physiotherapy.

In upper appendicle skeleton the shoulder blade surface is called â??glenoidâ? which forms ball and socket joint with the ball like spherical head of humerus. The head of humerus projects many tendons which in fact join into the glenoid cavity to stabilize the shoulder joint and allow multidimensional motion. Read more…

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