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The Cause of Shoulder Injuries During Car Accidents

Automobile accidents can result in numerous types of injuries. Aside from whiplash, one of the most common types of injuries caused after a rear-end collision, shoulder injuries can also occur during an auto accident and these particular injuries can have some serious complications if left untreated.
Auto Accidents and Injuries
Car accidents can occur in high levels of traffic and anyone involved may suffer an injury. Various forms and degrees of injury can result from these types of incidents, however, one of the most difficult to detect includes shoulder injuries. Automobile accidents can damage an individual’s body to the point where it may not be immediately noticeable. Collisions are fast-paced actions that leave the involved individuals in shock and denial until they receive the medical attention they need and require at the time of the incident. Often times, the people who’ve experienced an auto accident may not feel any symptoms until the adrenaline begins to wear off and the…

Subscapularis Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is common among many athletes, however, subscapularis muscle injuries, although infrequent, can occasionally occur, causing complications. Direct trauma from an injury to this specific muscle-tendon structure can commonly affect overhead athletes, such as tennis players and swimmers. Generally, subscapularis muscle injuries and/or conditions, which manifest in the form of weakness and inhibition, can lead to biomechanical abnormalities in the glenohumeral joint, including poor anterior stabilization of the shoulder joint in the shoulder of an individual.
Anatomy of the Shoulder The subscapularis begins on the anterior scapular, or subscapular fossa, and introduces onto the minor tuberosity of the humerus. It is the largest of the rotator cuff muscles and its cross-sectional area is larger than the other three rotator cuff muscles combined; the infraspinatus, the teres minor and the supraspinatus. The most essential functions of the glenohumeral joint are: depressor of the…

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