Subacromial bursa

Subacromial bursa

The subacromial bursa sits like a flattened balloon containing fluid under the hard cap of bone (the acromion) at the shoulder, where it acts to lubricate shoulder movement and to protect the tendons lying underneath in the ‘subacromial’ space.

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Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain The acromioclavicular joint sits at the top of the shoulder and is formed where the collar bone (clavicle) meets the bony prominence (acromion process) that sweeps upwards from the shoulder blade.  A fall directly onto the shoulder or landing on an outstretched arm while playing squash, for example, can jar the joint […]

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Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder

SHOULDER CONDITIONS ‘Frozen shoulder’; shoulder adhesive capsulitis The main shoulder joint is formed between the ‘ball’ at the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the ‘socket’ that is part of the shoulder blade (glenoid cavity). The joint is surrounded by a bag or ‘capsule’ that has an inner lining that produces a lubricant […]

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