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Treatment & Therapy for Shoulder Concerns

Annotation:American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of America - A good discussion of arthrography, the medical imaging used to evaluate conditions of joints, describing the equipment used in the procedure and what the patient can expect from this procedure.

Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - A good overview of the procedure including how it is performed, risks, patient preparation and what abnormal results mean.

Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - A good overview of the procedure including how to prepare for the test, why it is done, risks, and what abnormal results mean.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - This article provides a good explanation for why it’s done, preparation for the procedure and what to expect.

Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - Arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera to examine and repair tissue in or around the shoulder joint.

Annotation:MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine - This surgery is done to fix a torn tendon in the shoulder. This article gives a good description of the procedure, possible risks and prognosis.

Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - This site includes an interactive tutorial and a PDF text summary.

Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - A discussion of options for treating arthritis including acupuncture, herbal supplements, meditation and other therapies.

Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH - People experiencing chronic pain often turn to complementary and alternative medicine for relief. This article highlights the research status for various CAM therapies used for pain control. Also included are guidelines for those considering CAM for common types of chronic pain.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits.

Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness.

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