Diseases & Conditions

Your recovery from a shoulder injury begins with knowing more about your condition. Placentia-Linda Hospital strives to stay up to date on the latest orthopedic diseases and conditions — and to share that information with you. Below we provide information on common orthopedic conditions that we may treat.

Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

Adhesive capsulitis develops gradually over time and causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. It usually resolves within one to three years.


Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae, or small, fluid-filled sacs, that provide cushioning near joints. Bursitis most commonly occurs in the shoulder, elbow and hip.


A dislocation is a joint injury in which the ends of bones are moved from their usual positions. This injury causes joint deformity and immobility.


Fractures are broken bones. They are usually caused by accidents, osteoporosis or overuse.

Impingement syndrome

Impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons and bursa of the shoulder are compressed by the shoulder bones. This condition makes shoulder movement difficult and painful.

Rotator cuff tear

A rotator cuff tear occurs when at least one of the tendons that attach the shoulder to the upper arm bone is torn. This injury is a common cause of pain and disability.


A separation is an injury to the ligaments that hold bones together at the joint. The most common separation is a separated shoulder, in which the ligaments that keep the collarbone and shoulder blade together are injured.

Shoulder arthritis

Shoulder arthritis occurs when the shoulder joint is inflamed. It causes shoulder pain and stiffness.


Tendinosis occurs when the tendon's collagen becomes worn due to chronic overuse.

Let Placentia-Linda connect you with a physician

Call (888) 573-2462 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to an orthopedic specialist who can help you. You can also read more about shoulder diseases and conditions in our Health Library