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

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

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