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Category Archives: Shoulder Pain

14 Feb, 2020

No Excuses, It’s Time to Treat Shoulder Issues

The most common perpetrators of shoulder pain are impingement of the rotator cuff muscles and biceps tendons. They hurt when you lift your arm above shoulder height. This can become a vicious cycle because repetitive motion can cause pain, which stops you from lifting your arm above your head and reaching for your favorite coffee

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20 Dec, 2019

Shoulder Overuse Injuries 

About the Shoulder The shoulder is a very mobile joint due to its ball and socket design which gives it a large range of movement. So…it needs to be stabilized by all the muscles and ligaments that surround the joint. Many factors can result in these muscles and ligaments being over worked including:  Weakness Fatigue

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12 Dec, 2019

Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling this Winter

With winter here and the chance of snow right around the corner, it is important to know the proper way to shovel, in order to prevent back and shoulder injuries – ones we see frequently after a big snow. The good news though is that lower back and shoulder pain can be easily prevented by

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8 Nov, 2019

That Pinching in Our Shoulder

What is shoulder impingement? When the muscles of our rotator cuff become subjected to repeated pinching in between the rounded head of the humerus bone and the acromion process (a bony prominence from the shoulder blade that forms a roof over top of the ball and socket joint) shoulder impingement is occuring. This pinching may

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30 Oct, 2019

Shoulder Pain and Impingement

Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder that we see include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement and, joint stiffness. All of these can cause pain, weakness, and decrease ability to perform everyday activities. Shoulder

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16 Oct, 2019

Four Rotator Cuff Muscles and What They Do

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that help stabilize our shoulder within it’s socket as we do overhead movements. There are four muscles that make up the rotator cuff, each muscle has a different action and all must be equally strong and flexible in order to avoid a number of different shoulder injuries.

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30 Sep, 2019

Shoulder Injuries Causing Our Discomfort

The design of the shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The rounded head of your humerus articulates with the cup like depression of the scapula, giving it a wide degree of movement. That’s why our shoulder is often easily injured. Shoulder issues like pain and weaknesses are some of the most common reasons people

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20 Sep, 2019

Shoulder Issues and Their Symptoms

All of us have most likely experienced shoulder pain at some point in our lives. Shoulder issues, like pain and weaknesses are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a physical therapist. The design of our shoulder, is a ball and socket joint, giving it a wide degree of movement. That’s why

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13 Sep, 2019

How to Determine if There is an Issue With Our Rotator Cuff

Your rotator cuff is responsible for the rotation and movement of your entire shoulder joint and all of your arm.   WHAT DOES A ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEM FEEL LIKE? If you have ever had pain, soreness, stiffness, pinching, cracking or popping in your shoulder or in your upper arm, you most likely have had a

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4 Sep, 2019

Stiffness, Tightness When Reaching Overhead?

Many people at some point during their lives will experience episodes of shoulder pain. Quite frequently, a subsequent scan of the internet or a visit to the doctor will conclude with a vague diagnosis of ‘rotator cuff tendonitis’ or ‘impingement.’ While these words may or may not reflect the correct cause of the painful symptoms,

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