Predicting persistent pain after shoulder surgery

The goal of our study published in PAIN (January 2015) was to identify risk subgroups for predicting post-operative pain outcomes following shoulder arthroscopy. Our subgroups were made up of genetic and psychological factors believed to be players in the transition from acute to chronic pain conditions. We used a parallel cohort design and the … [Read more...]

Central Hypersensitivity in Chronic Shoulder Pain

Subacromial impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain that has multiple causes (subacromial bursitis to rotator cuff tendinopathy and full-thickness rotator cuff tears).  Unfortunately, for almost half of people afflicted with this syndrome, medical treatment is not successful and they will continue to have shoulder pain 2 years later … [Read more...]