Conditions

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Throwing Injuries

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in overhead athletes. Overhead throwing places an extremely large amount of stress on the shoulder joint, especially on the structures that help provide stability. Athletes who perform repetitive movements, whether from throwing, swimming or hitting, are prone to a number of throwing injuries. Geo area sports medicine physician and [...]

Throwing Injuries

Subscapularis Tendon Tear

The shoulder joint is composed of numerous muscles and tendons that control stability and movement, including the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is composed of four muscle-tendon units that work in unison to provide critical shoulder function. The tendons making up the rotator cuff include the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor. A subscapularis tendon [...]

Subscapularis Tendon Tear

Stiff Shoulder

A stiff shoulder can be a debilitating and troublesome condition in patients living in the greater geo communities. Shoulder stiffness is typically associated with an underlying joint injury or condition and causes loss of shoulder mobility and overall joint function. As a shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Ticker is highly trained and experienced [...]

Stiff Shoulder

Shoulder Impingement

Dr. Jonathan Ticker, shoulder specialist serving the greater Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and NYC area, visits with countless patients each year discussing their shoulder joint pain, either acute or chronic. Since the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, any injury can cause joint pain, as well as stiffness, swelling and loss of mobility. [...]

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is a common cause of shoulder pain, swelling and loss of joint motion in patients living in the greater Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and NYC communities. A patient’s risk of developing arthritis increases with age, as well as a history of previous shoulder injuries and/or surgeries. Dr. Jonathan Ticker, shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon, [...]

Shoulder Arthritis

Rotator Cuff Tear

The shoulder joint is a complex, well-designed structure that allows a great range of motion for the upper extremity. With its significant mobility comes the risk of inflammation, instability, or damage if an injury occurs during sporting activities or from natural degeneration. The rotator cuff is a vital structure located around the shoulder joint and [...]

Rotator Cuff Tear

Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff, a structure within the shoulder joint composed of four muscle-tendon units, plays an important role in joint function by helping stabilize the shoulder throughout activities of daily living, as well as allowing overhead arm movements for sports and other activities. A shoulder injury to the rotator cuff is usually characterized by a [...]

Partial Rotator Cuff Tear

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Pain, weakness and numbness in the shoulder, arm and hand may be associated with a shoulder nerve entrapment syndrome. Two common nerve conditions that affect the shoulder joint and cause discomfort are thoracic outlet syndrome and a suprascapular nerve injury. The main cause of thoracic outlet syndrome is when nerves and blood vessels traveling to [...]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Labral Tear

The labrum is a c-shaped rim of fibrocartilage surrounding the glenoid (socket) that serves two vital functions within the shoulder joint. The first function is to deepen the socket so the shoulder remains in place while in motion, while the second function is an attachment site for the biceps tendon and the glenohumeral ligaments. A [...]

Labral Tear

Ganglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst can occur in any joint, including the shoulder. A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled mass that lies beneath the skin or muscle near a tendon or joint. Ganglion cysts often form within the body’s deep tissue as one large cyst or a cluster of smaller cysts connected by a common stalk. A [...]

Ganglion Cyst