Older athletes are more prone to suffer from the frozen shoulder syndrome, also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint capsule; a fibrous covering of the synovial lining of the shoulder joint. When the capsule becomes inflamed, it results in pain and significant stiffness of the joint. Due to these symptoms, the athlete quickly demonstrates a characteristic limitation in the range of motion of the shoulder.
Proximal biceps brachii tendon ruptures (bicep rupture) are more common than most would assume. High intensity athletes, especially in contact sports, are prone to this injury. This injury is commonly linked to high force weight lifting activities with determined athletes trying to get to the top of their game. Learn more about a bicep rupture!