The shoulder joint is made up of a ball and socket joint that on its own is inherently unstable as the socket component is very shallow. This allows the arm to have a huge range of motion in everyday life but because of this requires additional supporting structures to help stabilize and move the arm.
This makes the shoulder joint prone to injury at all ages of life. In younger patients the shoulder can be injured through sporting activities, the middle to older age groups the supporting muscles and tendons can become weaker and cause pain. In the older age groups like all cartilage joints it can wear out resulting in arthritis.
This section details the potential causes and treatments available for the common conditions that affect the shoulder joint.
Conditions of the Shoulder can cause a lot of uncomfort and can really restrict you in your everyday life. The following conditions of the shoulder can be resolved with our Surgeons in a timely manner. If you require any treatment don't hesitate to enquire.