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Category Archives: Shoulder Pain

1 Sep, 2020

Avoiding Shoulder Injuries from Repetitive Movements

Shoulder issues like pain and weaknesses are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a physical therapist. This joint is held together by an extensive group of muscles and ligaments that can be weakened by certain repetitive movements. Most of the problems that occur with the shoulder actually involve the: Muscles Tendons

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26 Aug, 2020

Reaching into Our Cabinets Shouldn’t be a Problem

When reaching above shoulder height or across the body as we do when reaching into a cabinet or washing our hair, the acromion (which is an aspect of the shoulder blade) may rub against a tendon and this could result in pain.  This is known as shoulder impingement. Causes of shoulder impingement:  Overuse Injuries Strain

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17 Aug, 2020

Is a Joint Replacement my Only Option?

Total joint replacements are not uncommon in today’s medical field. While there are many paths to a joint replacement, the most common is with aging. Frequently these replacements occur when the joint has degenerated and arthritis has progressed to cause a person pain and difficulty with daily activities. In other words, normal aging! These replacements

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22 Jul, 2020

Click, Pop, & Crack!

That click pop and crack in your shoulder can develop for a variety of reasons, including: Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs protecting your joint Labral tears: Torn cartilage due to injury, age, or overuse Rotator cuff injuries: Damage to the muscles and tendons  Dislocation: Your joint slips out of place Osteoarthritis: Cartilage degeneration in your

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17 Jul, 2020

Our Scapula is the Root of the Problem

Shoulder pain and problems can come from a number of different sources. One common cause stems from our scapula. This is known as scapular dyskinesis. What is scapular dyskinesis?  Also known as SICK scapula S: Scapular malposition I: Inferior medial border prominence C: coracoid pain K: dysKinesis of scapular movement Dyskinesis is the poor movement

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6 Jul, 2020

A Common Joint to Injure

The shoulder is a very common joint to injure. This is due to the nature of the joint. The shoulder joint is a very shallow joint which has mostly muscles and ligaments holding it in place in addition to a thick and stiff piece of cartilage called the labrum, which helps to vacuum seal the

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6 Jul, 2020

Issues with Our Shoulder

If you are experiencing; trouble reaching into that cabinet, pain when brushing or washing your hair, or even trouble just reaching to pick things up, you’re probably dealing with a shoulder issue. There are several reasons you why you could be experiencing issues with your shoulder. Regardless of the cause, physical therapy is the solution

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9 Jun, 2020

Inflammation from Repetitive Stress

Impingement syndrome of the shoulder is a condition in which the muscles and tendons of the shoulder are inflamed due to repetitive stress from the bones on the soft tissue.  The shoulder joint consists of the: Upper arm bone (humerus) Shoulder blade (scapula) Collar bone (clavicle). The shoulder has several muscles including the rotator cuff

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8 Jun, 2020

Pain, Weakness, & Loss of ROM

Shoulder pain and weakness are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a medical professional. The design of the shoulder as a ball and socket joint whereas the rounded head of the humerus articulates with the cup-like depression of the scapula giving it a wide degree of movement is why the shoulder

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29 May, 2020

“Un-Freezing” That Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive Capsulitis, or “Frozen Shoulder” is a condition in which the shoulder and the surrounding tissues thickens, which ultimately leads to: Stiffness Decreased range of motion Inability to move one’s arm Frozen shoulder often prevents you from doing everyday activities or the things you love to do. How Does Frozen Shoulder

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