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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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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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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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27 Jul, 2018

What is the job of the rotator cuff?

By: Mike Bills, MS PT WHAT DOES A ROTATOR CUFF PROBLEM FEEL LIKE? If you have ever had pain, soreness, stiffness, pinching, cracking or popping in your shoulder or in your upper arm, you most likely have had a rotator cuff problem.  If you have ever felt stiffness, difficulty moving one arm as far as

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25 Jul, 2018

Discomfort reaching, typing or driving?

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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23 Jul, 2018

Swimming for the first time since last summer?

By: Devin Wurman, DPT In the physical therapy business, this time of year between we see more and more patients complaining of shoulder pain and with good reason. Maybe they’ve been swimming for the first time since last summer or they’ve had time to toss the softball with their kids unlike other times of the

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