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Category Archives: Shoulder Pain

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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1 Nov, 2018

How to know when the rotator cuff is where the discomfort is stemming from

Who hasn’t used their shoulder at some point?  Baseball, Volleyball, Football shoulders are primary movers in sports for the upper body!  At the center of ALL shoulder injuries is the rotator cuff.  People commonly say,” I think it’s my rotator cuff, I think I tore it.”  But do you know what the rotator cuff is? Where

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1 Nov, 2018

Turning the Steering Wheel Uncomfortable?

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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29 Oct, 2018

Reaching up or behind uncomfortable?

Ever found that reaching up to get a plate out of the cabinet was painful? Or maybe you feel a pinching in your shoulder when you lift your arms to washing your hair. These are common complaints we hear in the physical therapy world when patients are dealing with some kind of should issue. Shoulder

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22 Oct, 2018

Is discomfort making showering or dressing difficult?

By Devin Wurman, DPT It’s pretty common for different joints to feel sore after repetitive use over even just a short period of time and the shoulder is no exception. Your shoulder is a joint that is very mobile and is made up of multiple muscles, which attach to the bones via tendons. Those muscles

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11 Sep, 2018

Is Clicking and Popping in my Shoulders Normal?

By Angie Austin, LPTA Is that clicking and popping in my shoulder normal? This is a question that physical therapy clinicians hear often at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. There can be multiple reasons for clicking and popping in the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is made up of bone, cartilage,

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15 Aug, 2018

This joint can flex, extend, adduct and abduct

The shoulder is probably the most unstable joint in the entire body. The shoulder complex is the only joint in the human body that can perform true ‘circumduction,’ which is a combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction. The shoulder is a true ball and socket joint. The ball refers to the humeral head and

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14 Aug, 2018

Carrying a bag of groceries uncomfortable?

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA We often don’t realize how much we move our shoulders throughout our day until we feel pain or are unable to move our shoulders. There are many conditions that may cause us to experience pain, loss of range of motion or stiffness in our shoulders. These problems don’t have to happen

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