Shoulder Arthritis

What is shoulder arthritis? Shoulder arthritis is a common joint disease caused by loss of the articular cartilage which lines the joint surfaces.  In a normal joint, the cartilage is several millimetres thick and very slippery.  This means that the joint surfaces can glide smoothly over one another.  In an arthritic joint, the joint surfaces […]

Shoulder dislocations and instability

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but unfortunately this means that it is particularly prone to dislocation and instability. How does the shoulder become unstable? Although the shoulder is theoretically a ball and socket joint, the socket is extremely shallow. The joint therefore relies heavily on the ligaments and muscles for stability. The labrum […]

Golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow is a painful condition caused by wear and tear of the tendons on the medial (inner) side of the elbow. What causes golfer’s elbow? Golfer’s elbow (sometimes also called medial epicondylitis) is caused by degeneration (wear and tear) of the common flexor tendon on the medial side of the elbow. As we approach middle […]