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 may be considered a pathognomonic sign of this condition. The study group included 85 patients … Read more

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 as well, if they had named it before I did, however I do feel like … Read more

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 of the humerus, pinching the subscapularis tendon and perhaps the long head of the biceps … Read more

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, none of us knew what it was, and almost nobody thought to see a doctor … Read more

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 primary diagnosis in over a third of them, and is the sole diagnosis in 10%. … Read more

NSAIDs vs Corticosteroid Injections for Frozen Shoulder

Comparison between NSAID and intra-articular corticosteroid injection in frozen shoulder of diabetic patients; a randomized clinical trial. Dehghan A, Pishgooei N, Salami MA, Zarch SM, Nafisi-Moghadam R, Rahimpour S, Soleimani H, Owlia MB. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2013 Feb;121(2):75-9. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a relatively common encountered musculo-skeletal disease in which … Read more

Kinesio Tape Sure Smells Like Placebo

Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2014 Mar;60(1):31-9. Parreira Pdo C, Costa Lda C, Hespanhol Junior LC, Lopes AD, Costa LO. Abstract Questions: Is Kinesio Taping more effective than a sham taping/placebo, no treatment or other interventions in people with musculoskeletal conditions? Is the … Read more