Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease
Are your shoulders stiff? You may be suffering from stiff shoulder syndrome. Could it be from Parkinson’s disease?
Shoulder stiffness is, in fact, often associated with Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that helps you to have smooth, coordinated muscle movements.
BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA
The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition.
Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers.
Superior capsular reconstruction may be an option for the massive rotator cuff tear
The massive rotator cuff tear is a challenging problem for both patients and physicians. The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that helps hold the humeral head in place for the shoulder to properly function. When the tendons are torn, the rotator cuff is not able to aid in shoulder function and may cause pain and disability.
Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.