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3 Feb, 2021

Rotator Cuff Trouble

An irritated shoulder with certain motions or when we sleep, is a sign our rotator cuff could be giving us trouble. Strength and stability of the rotator cuff is needed to relieve that pain or irritation and to help us complete all of our daily activities such as: Brushing our hair Brushing our teeth Lifting

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11 Dec, 2020

Rotator Cuff Tears

We often hear about the rotator cuff (RTC) and how much pain and annoyance it can cause a person. Unfortunately, most people are not given good education on the actual causes, prognosis, and anatomy of the rotator cuff. Below are some examples of causes for rotator cuff tears, anatomy of the rotator cuff, and how

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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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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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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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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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6 May, 2020

Hurting Shoulder and No Sleep

“My shoulder pain wakes me up at night and I can’t get comfortable.” Sound familiar? Shoulder pain associated with sleep is one of the biggest complaints we hear when it comes to the shoulder. It is also a very common reason people seek out physical therapy.  Why is this happening? Most often the pain occurs

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30 Apr, 2020

“Ouch! I think I just tore my Rotator Cup!”

I believe the term you’re looking for is “Rotator Cuff” and its main purpose is to encapsulate the shoulder joint and provide support. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is the Rotator Cuff? The Rotator Cuff, RTC, consists of four muscles: Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus and Teres Minor,

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17 Feb, 2020

Tendonitis in Our Shoulder

Shoulder tendonitis is a very common problem for every age group and one we treat often at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center. Our patients will typically complain about: Pain along the front of the shoulder  Pain with overhead activities Pain when lifting items Pain reaching behind their back Pain when washing their hair.  These symptoms often

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