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"The Shoulder" Demo

Painful arc: Pathological Situations:

A painful arc signifies an impingement of a painful structure during the movement of the humerus in relation to the roof of the shoulder (acromion ,coraco-acromial ligament and AC joint).

1. Tendinitis of Supraspinatus

2. Tendinitis of Infraspinatus

3. Tendinitis of Subscapularis

4. Tendinitis of the long head of the Biceps

5. Subacromial Bursitis

6. AC Sprain

Less fequent pathologies associated with a painful arc are:

  • metastases in the head of the humerus
  • metastases in the acromion
  • (instability of the shoulder)

  • back to basic functional examination

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