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Category Archives: Shoulder Pain

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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25 Mar, 2019

Does your dog run ahead and pull on the leash?

By C. Ashley Border, PT, DPT Ever wonder what in the world the “shoulder” actually is? The main joint of the shoulder is called the glenohumeral joint. This articulation consists of the head of the humerus (arm bone) resting in the small glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade), some would describe this joint as

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25 Mar, 2019

Limited range of motion making daily tasks tough?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries we see at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center whether the cause is from an injury or overuse. Some of the most common ailments related to the shoulder  that we see include tight/overworked muscles, tendonitis, impingement and , joint stiffness. All

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7 Mar, 2019

Stiffness, Tightness When Reaching Overhead?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS 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

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22 Jan, 2019

Trouble pulling on a shirt or hooking a bra?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT One of the most common shoulder issues is impingement. It is common among the general adult population as well as in overhead athletes such as swimmers and throwing athletes.  Impingement is when there is a pinching of the rotator cuff muscles in between the top of the humerus bone they

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7 Jan, 2019

What is actually the root cause of your shoulder pain?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT The shoulder is a common region in which people complain of pain. It can often be a confusing region to have pain, too. Some people describe their shoulder pain along the top of their shoulder to their neck. Some people have shoulder pain about their shoulder blade. Others describe their shoulder

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31 Dec, 2018

Trouble reaching into a cabinet to put away groceries?

By: Cierra Washington ATC “My shoulder is killing me! I can’t even get my arm up to wash my hair!” Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints we hear in the physical therapy world from patients. Whether the pain is sharp and stabbing, or full and achy, it causes the person a significant

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6 Dec, 2018

What’s up with this noisy upper body joint?

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA Have you ever moved your arm to grab something and felt or heard a pop or click or felt a grinding sensation in your shoulder? If you have, you’re not alone. Many people experience the same clicks and pops in their joints. Clicking and popping in joints is one of the

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5 Dec, 2018

Ever feel a pinching sensation when reaching overhead?

By: Rachel Herrmann, PT, DPT The shoulder is a complex region of the body made up of 3 joints, 4 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

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14 Nov, 2018

Trouble throwing a ball or lifting weights because of shoulder discomfort?

By: Jessica Freedman, ATC Baseball pitchers, javelin throwers, football quarterbacks; what do all three of these athletes have in common? Each of their sports involves overhead throwing. These sports, as well as many others, require the athlete to constantly move their shoulder through the overhead throwing motion. Over time, this movement puts stress on the

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