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Coracoid Pain Test does NOT diagnose Adhesive Capsulitis

Coracoid Pain Test does NOT diagnose Adhesive Capsulitis

Coracoid pain test: a new clinical sign of shoulder adhesive capsulitis.Carbone S, Gumina S, Vestri AR, Postacchini R. Int Orthop. 2010 Mar;34(3):385-8. “Patients with adhesive capsulitis were clinically evaluated to establish whether pain elicited by pressure on the coracoid area...

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Chad Reilly December 19, 2016 1 Comment

Coracoidopathy Diagnosis Confirmed in New Study

Coracoidopathy Diagnosis Confirmed in New Study

This paper just came out in June this year confirming what I call coracoidopathy (tendinopathy of the short head of the biceps and coracobrachialis muscles where they attach at the coracoid process). They called it “coracoid syndrome,” which I might...

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Chad Reilly November 21, 2016 No Comments

Coracoid Impingement Syndrome and Coracoidopathy

Coracoid Impingement Syndrome and Coracoidopathy

This blog is probably only of interest to professionals since coracoid impingement syndrome (CIS) is thought to be a very rare, though important, shoulder pathology. CIS describes when the coracoid process is thought to physically impinge upon the lesser tuberosity...

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Chad Reilly June 24, 2016 1 Comment

Bench Press Shoulder Pain, Probably Coracoidopathy

Bench Press Shoulder Pain, Probably Coracoidopathy

I’ve done my share of bench presses, mostly back in my bodybuilder years before I got involved in Olympic weightlifting. Back then (well before I was a physical therapist) if someone in the gym had shoulder pain with bench press,...

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Chad Reilly June 3, 2016 6 Comments

Coracoidopathy: The Missing Link in Shoulder Pain

Coracoidopathy: The Missing Link in Shoulder Pain

To cut to the chase, coracoidopathy is an unbeknownst but common cause of shoulder pain. My preliminary data gathered from my shoulder pain referrals suggest it is present in up to 85% of people with shoulder pain. It is the...

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Chad Reilly May 23, 2016 6 Comments