With multiple movements of the shoulders, it makes them very prone to injury. The next time you injure your shoulder (and prior to a professional assessment), there are certain tests that can help you determine what specific ailment may be afflicting your shoulder joint.
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Posted by on 9/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain
Many individuals focus on suppression of pain symptoms versus a focus on actual healing of injured tissues (which is the source of the pain to begin with).
Posted by on 7/9/2017 to Shoulder Pain
One of the more natural ways to control inflammation associated with chronic ailments such Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Arthritis is with Gamma Lineolic Acid
Posted by on 7/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain
For those seeking short term relief from the pain associated with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, the use of support tape would be recommended as this research concluded.
Posted by on 6/26/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
The common belief is that Frozen Shoulder is idiopathic in nature (meaning, it does have a true cause). While this may be true to a certain extent, there are a number of risk factors for developing the condition that people need to be aware of.
Posted by on 5/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain
Non surgical management may be preferred initially, but surgical repair may be warranted for those whom fail conservative care or require extreme usage of the upper extremity.
Posted by on 5/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain
When you injure your shoulder, you will naturally do everything you can to "protect" it. This inevitably leads to more stress on the opposite shoulder. It is critical to focus on upper body health in general when contending with a shoulder injury.
Posted by on 4/29/2017 to Bursitis
A question we are often asked...what exactly does bursitis of the shoulder involve?
Well to begin, A bursa is a sac of synovial fluid, rich in protein and collagen, that acts as a cushion to protect soft tissue, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle, from friction and excess pressure. We have over 150 bursae (plural for bursa) in our bodies with most of them located in our joints.
Posted by on 4/28/2017 to Shoulder Pain
Trigger points are specific, hyper-irritable and hypersensitive areas in muscle that can suffer from decreased circulation, increased contraction and spasm, and a build up of toxins and waste. Lack of circulation creates a high level of toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from low ache to sharp pain.
Posted by on 4/15/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Results of research to determine whether the addition of deep or superficial heating to stretching produces better clinical outcomes than stretching alone in the management of frozen shoulder.
Posted by on 4/12/2017 to Shoulder Pain
The shoulder has an incredible range of motion, but this means that it is also very prone to injury. The shoulder can easily slip out of alignment by a few millimeters, become weak due to regular wear and tear, or become completely dislocated during a fall.
Posted by on 4/1/2017 to Shoulder Pain
The treatment for a deltoid muscle strain will vary based on the grade of strain along with the individual's daily routine and activities. It is critical to tailor treatments based on the individual needs of the person suffering the injury. There are however, some standard approaches that envelope the entire spectrum - which includes cold compression therapy and diamtheric treatments designed to stimulate blood flow to injured tissues.
Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Rotator cuff surgery is generally not considered until all conservative treatment options have been exhausted. Or there is a complete tear in one or more of the muscles comprising of the rotator cuff. Unless it is a highly severe or complete tear, doctors, orthopedic specialists and physical therapists will advise that you try at least 6 or more months of conservative therapy with no sign of improvement before surgery will even be considered.