Shoulder Conditions

AC Joint Injuries and Shoulder Separations

What is an AC Joint Injury? There are three joints that make up the shoulder – the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint and the sternoclavicular joint.  When there is a shoulder separation, it usually refers to the area of the shoulder called the acromioclavicular joint (also known as the “AC” joint). An acromioclavicular joint [...]

AC Joint Injuries and Shoulder Separations

Biceps Tendon Injuries and Biceps Tendinitis

What is a biceps tendon injury? The biceps muscle is located at the front of the upper arm and the front of the shoulder. This important muscle is used countless times a day and relied on for a large and diverse range of activities.  The biceps muscle and biceps tendon flex the elbow and [...]

Biceps Tendon Injuries and Biceps Tendinitis

Fractures of the Shoulder and Clavicle

What is a shoulder fracture? Many people, in their lifetime, will experience a fracture of the shoulder and clavicle. A common injury caused most often by a direct blow to the shoulder, the result of a sports collision, the result of a work accident, or automobile accident. Fractures of the shoulder and clavicle can [...]

Fractures of the Shoulder and Clavicle

Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive Capsulitis is a medical term commonly used for a frozen shoulder. It is a shoulder joint condition that causes symptoms of pain, discomfort, stiffness and limited movement. Frozen shoulder develops when connective tissue surrounding the joint thickens and tightens, creating scar tissue around the joint. The scar tissue, or [...]

Frozen Shoulder

Pectoralis Tendon Tears

What is a Pectoralis Tendon Tear? The pectoralis muscles, commonly called “pecs” are large, powerful muscles in the front of the chest wall. The pectoralis tendon connects the pectoralis muscle from the sternum (center of the chest) and clavicle (collar bone), to the humerus (upper arm bone.) The pectoralis muscles help move the arms [...]

Pectoralis Tendon Tears

Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendonitis

What is a rotator cuff injury? The shoulder joint offers more flexibility and motion than any other joint in the body. Inside the joint, a group of four muscles and tendons cover the top part of the humerus (arm bone) keeping the bone firmly in place within the socket of the shoulder. The rotator [...]

Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendonitis

Shoulder Arthritis

What is shoulder arthritis? Arthritis is a common ailment in the United States, over 50 million people have been diagnosed with some form of the disease. The shoulder is the third most common joint affected by arthritis, after the hip (#2) and the knee (#1). Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body [...]

Shoulder Arthritis

Anatomy of the Shoulder

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Shoulder pain can be caused by an acute or chronic injury. The shoulder specialists at Shoulder Clinic of Idaho provide diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients in the Boise area who are suffering from shoulder pain. Contact the Shoulder Clinic of Idaho team today! [...]

Anatomy of the Shoulder

Shoulder Impingement and Bursitis

What is Shoulder Impingement and Bursitis? One of the more common causes of shoulder pain is shoulder impingement, also called impingement syndrome or bursitis. It occurs when the tendon and bursa (fluid-filled sac) between the bones of the shoulder is pinched, causing inflammation. This can happen if the rotator cuff rubs against the top [...]

Shoulder Impingement and Bursitis