Blog - Dr. Kevin Kruse


  • Video: Acute VS Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears.

    Acute rotator cuff tears indicate that there's an injury. Someone who was lifting some very heavy weights or they had a fall or some sort of trauma to their shoulder which tore the rotator cuff. Chronic rotator cuff tears occur with just wear and tear on your body over time and I try to be politically correct with patients and say, it's…

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  • Video: Why did my rotator cuff tear?

    Why did my rotator cuff tear? I get this question very frequently in my office and really there's two tiers here. I think when someone falls and they injure their rotator cuff, it's pretty obvious why they tore it. You know, they have an injury but at least 95% of my patients who have a torn rotator cuff, they had no…

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  • What Is Causing My Shoulder Pain?

    Shoulder pain can significantly affect daily activities at home, on the job, or at play. Because the shoulder joint has such a large range of motion, it is susceptible to injuries. Although an acute traumatic injury like dislocation or fracture can occur, often shoulder pain is the result of chronic overuse injuries. Some common causes of shoulder pain include: Arthritis…

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  • Benefits of Reverse Shoulder Replacement

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, about 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year. But for some patients, traditional shoulder replacement may not be an option.   In a traditional shoulder replacement, the ball of the humerus is replaced with a metal ball and the glenoid cavity of the shoulder blade (scapula) is…

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  • Staying Active After 50 With Shoulder Arthritis

    We all know that staying active has physical, mental, and emotional benefits.  But if you suffer from shoulder arthritis, staying active may be a challenge.   Arthritis is inflammation in the joint.  It causes pain and stiffness and affects shoulder mobility.  However, staying active with proper exercise can help reduce arthritis symptoms.   Some excellent exercises include:  Walking Swimming Water…

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  • How Colder Weather Affects Your Shoulder Pain

    Did you know that January is the coldest month for the Dallas area? Many people say that cold weather brings out the worst of their shoulder pain. What is behind this mysterious relationship between the weather and joint pain? There are several reasons that the cold weather can aggravate your shoulder pain. Cold Weather and Barometric Pressure It is very…

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