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Distal Biceps Tendonitis

The distal biceps tendon, which connects the biceps muscle to the elbow bone, can become inflamed and weakened due to overuse. This condition, called tendonitis, can cause pain and limited movement.

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Rotator Cuff Bursitis

Rotator cuff bursitis is the name given to a condition characterized by inflammation of the bursa (a small sac filled with fluid) in the shoulder

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Impingement Syndrome/Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Shoulder impingement occurs when the space for the rotator cuff is too small. This can be due to bone spurs from the bone above, called the acromion, or swelling in the rotator cuff muscles when they are overworked or overused due to repetitive overhead motion. This swelling, also referred to as inflammation, in the rotator cuff tendon is often referred to as rotator cuff tendonitis. Tendonitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of a tendon (fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone) that develops over a period of time. In this case, the muscles and tendons are inflamed but not torn

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Superior Labral Tear (SLAP Tear)

The shoulder joint is formed where three bones meet: the humerus (long bone that forms the upper arm), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The head of the humerus bone fits inside of a cavity of the scapula called the glenoid fossa. Inside the glenoid fossa is a ring of cartilage, called the labrum. When the top (superior) portion of the labrum tears, this is referred to as a SLAP tear

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