Shoulders Getting Older: Mark E. Gittens, D.O.


When people are in their forties and fifties and start to have pain, the most common thing we see is arthritis, where the cartilage on the end of the bone is starting to wear out. Sometimes you can get tendonitis or a tendon tear, or bursitis, or bursal irritation. Sometimes the lining around the socket, called the labrum, can be irritated. That’s really the most common things we see in the, you know, the 40 to 50, maybe early 60 age group.

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

Subacromial Impingement SyndromeThe shoulder joint is the most mobile joint of the body. The anatomical relationship between the humerus (arm bone) and the glenoid of the scapula (the shoulder blade) is a ball and socket joint. However, unlike the hip joint, which...

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