The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. Because of this, the shoulder is predisposed to numerous problems including: sprains, dislocations, tendinitis, rotator cuff injury, acromio-clavicular (AC) joint issues, arthritis and frozen shoulder.
Shoulder issues may occur during contact team sports, repetitive lifting, an acute fall, osteoporosis in the elderly or spontaneously. Shoulder problems may be quite debilitating and can affect activities of daily living and work. For this reason, it is vital to differentiate between the various anatomical structures to accurately diagnose and begin treatment and rehabilitation as soon as possible.