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Category Archives: Shoulder Pain

13 Jul, 2019

Strengthening Weak Shoulders

Repetitive overuse of muscles in your shoulders can lead to irritation of tendons. Some examples of common repetitive activities include: Gardening Yard work Throwing a baseball with your kids Carrying or lifting things Shoulder irritation and discomfort can also be a result of falls, forceful contact with a person or object, or other sports related

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14 Jun, 2019

Washing Your Hair Uncomfortable?

Have you ever experienced shoulder discomfort such as, general tightness, achiness, sharp pain with specific movements, or inability to lift the weight of your arm comfortably or at all? These symptoms of shoulder discomfort may limit your ability to  do everyday things such as reach an overhead shelf, wash your hair, reach behind your back

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12 Jun, 2019

Having Trouble Lifting Your Arm to Brush Your Hair?

Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement and, joint stiffness. All of these can cause pain, weakness, and decrease ability to perform everyday activities.  It can limit our ability to get dressed because it may be difficult to raise your arms in order to pull a shirt

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2 Jun, 2019

Protect Your Shoulder when Swimming and Gardening

Now that the weather is getting better and we are finally able to say good-bye to winter, more and more of us are planning to spend an increased amount of time outdoors.  This also means that we need to be more cognizant of our bodies when participating in outside activities such as gardening and swimming. 

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24 May, 2019

Trouble Turning the Steering Wheel while Driving?

“My shoulder is killing me! I can’t even get my arm up to wash my hair!” Shoulder pain, whether it be sharp and stabbing, or dull and achy, causes a significant amount of discomfort and inability to perform everyday activities.  It can make it difficult to reach in the overhead cabinets while cooking or putting

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15 May, 2019

Trouble Lifting Your Arm?

The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain and discomfort and trouble lifting their arm.   Shoulder discomfort and pain can commonly affect your ability to get a good nights’ sleep, carry groceries, shower, wash clothes, reach into overhead cabinets, and to tuck in your shirt. Don’t let your shoulder discomfort and

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13 May, 2019

Shoulder Most Common Cause of Discomfort

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries.  Most shoulder discomfort or pain is caused from an injury itself or from overuse.  Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement, and joint stiffness.  These not only may cause pain, it may also cause weakness, and limit your

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1 May, 2019

Shoulder Discomfort Effecting Your Sleep?

The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain and discomfort. Shoulder discomfort and pain can commonly affect your ability to get a good nights’ sleep, carry groceries, shower, wash clothes, reach into overhead cabinets, and to tuck in your shirt. Don’t let your shoulder discomfort and pain limit you from these

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30 Apr, 2019

Shoulder Joint Discomfort Common Causes

Shoulder joint discomfort and pain can restrict you from doing simple ordinary everyday tasks such as washing your hair, reaching into cabinets, doing laundry or washing the dishes.   Perhaps you are no longer able to throw a ball with your kids or participate in any sports because of shoulder joint discomfort or pain.  Common movements

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3 Apr, 2019

How many times a day do we have to reach overhead?

By Rachel Herrmann, DPT The shoulder is a complex region of the body made up of three joints, four muscles of the rotator cuff and over 10 other muscles that attach around the bones/joints that make up the shoulder. This means there has to be a lot of body parts in good working condition in

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