Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?

Posted by on 7/13/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?
Research does indicate that utilizing conservative therapies such as cold compression and deep heat can be just as effective in healing a torn rotator cuff in comparison to surgery.

Nurse Practitioner Benefiting from The Plantar BFST Inferno and Coldcure Wraps

Posted by on 7/12/2017 to MendMeShop Reviews
Nurse Practitioner Benefiting from The Plantar BFST Inferno and Coldcure Wraps
As a Nurse Practitioner, I wholeheartedly endorse the BFST / Inferno and Coldcure wraps for plantar fasciitis and possible for other types of foot pain.

Customer Review of Shoulder BFST Wrap - An Exceptional Product

Posted by on 7/10/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Customer Review of Shoulder BFST Wrap - An Exceptional Product
"I'm reporting into you that the shoulder wrap is working so good. Much of my pain is gone now. I have good movement of the arm and I can raise it up over head now and around to the back. Before I started the treatments I was not able to do these things."

A Relatively Unknown Natural Anti-Inflammatory - Gamma Linolenic Acid

Posted by on 7/9/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
A Relatively Unknown Natural Anti-Inflammatory - Gamma Linolenic Acid
One of the more natural ways to control inflammation associated with chronic ailments such Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Arthritis is with Gamma Lineolic Acid

Clinical Effectiveness of Kinesiological Taping for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Posted by on 7/7/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
Clinical Effectiveness of Kinesiological Taping for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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.

Review for Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - Used By Friends and Family

Posted by on 7/6/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Review for Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps - Used By Friends and Family
The nice aspect about the new Shoulder Wraps from MendMeShop is the fact they come with three different extender straps - allowing people of different sizes and statures to use the very same wrap! Great versatility indeed.

Why You Need To Know The Differences Between Tendinitis and Tendinosis

Posted by on 7/4/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Why You Need To Know The Differences Between Tendinitis and Tendinosis
Treatment for tendinopathy differs greatly vs treatment of tendonitis - so why do many people fail to recognize this?

de Quervain's Tenosynovitis Diagnosis

Posted by on 7/2/2017 to Wrist Pain & Injury
de Quervain's Tenosynovitis Diagnosis
Diagnosis of de Quervain's Tenosynovitis is based on the location of pain, functioning of the hand, and the presence of swelling. To perform the test, the therapist grasps the thumb and ulnar deviates the hand sharply. If sharp pain occurs along the distal radius, de Quervain's tenosynovitis will likely be the diagnosis.

What are the symptoms of Adductor Tendinitis?

Posted by on 6/30/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
What are the symptoms of Adductor Tendinitis?
Symptoms of adductor tendinitis will vary depending upon underlying causes (injury or biomechanics). Groin injuries comprise 2 - 5% of all sports injuries; adductor tendinitis and tendinopathy are among the most common causes of groin pain in athletes.

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

Posted by on 6/29/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up
Build your abs without placing excess stress on your back or hips. Ab exercises performed while standing are very effective for building these core muscles.

Risk Factors and Causes For Developing Frozen Shoulder

Posted by on 6/26/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Risk Factors and Causes For Developing 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.

Weather and Joint Pain - Is There a Link?

Posted by on 6/24/2017
Weather and Joint Pain - Is There a Link?
Some people indicate their joint pain increases prior to a change in the weather. Many other do not believe there is a connection, but there just might be...

Questioning the Benefits of Orthotics

Posted by on 6/23/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Questioning the Benefits of Orthotics
A leading researcher on orthotics indicates they may do more harm than good for most individuals. They actually make the supporting muscles and joints work up to 50% harder...

Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Posted by on 6/21/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Causes of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Golfer's Elbow is a form of degeneration of the tendon. Swelling and tenderness will be present on and around the tendons that attach to the small bony part on the inside of your elbow (medial epicondyle).

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted by on 6/19/2017 to Wrist Pain & Injury
What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Early treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is important for making sure that this condition doesn't worsen to the point of permanent nerve damage or wasted away muscles in the thumb (muscle atrophy).

De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis

Posted by on 6/16/2017
De Quervain's Syndrome Tendonitis / Tendinitis
De Quervain's Syndrome is an inflammatory condition that is commonly caused by cumulative injury, and is one of the most common diagnosed conditions treated by hand specialists.

Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

Posted by on 6/14/2017 to Shoulder BFST Wrap Review
Shoulder BFST Wrap Review - Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
Professional boxer Molly McConnell (pictured with the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard) is a user of the Shoulder BFST and ColdCure Wraps. She is very happy with the results...

Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...

Posted by on 6/5/2017
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes - in Health and in Life...
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes. An important message that applies to all aspects in life. Too many people want to take the easy road and not work hard towards their goals (whether it applies to fitness, overall health, careers, finances, etc). Making the small, consistent sacrifices now will compound into dramatic improvement.

Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected

Posted by on 6/3/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Pain Patterns Associated with Plantar Fasciitis - More Than The Heel is Affected
Pain patterns associated with Plantar Fasciitis. While the condition primarily affects the heel region for most, changes in foot biomechanics result in issues developing in the ball of the foot and arches as well.

Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on 5/27/2017
Reflections on Memorial Day Weekend
In the midst of a busy weekend, don't forget to take time to reflect on those whose sacrifices allow us to live in a free and prosperous society.

Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries

Posted by on 5/24/2017
Three Stages of Healing Muscle and Soft Tissue Injuries
An understanding on the three stages of injury healing is critical before you can formulate a plan of action for treatment. Many people tend to focus too much on inflammation stage, while ignoring the more critical stages later in the cycle.

How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength

Posted by on 5/15/2017
How You Handle Life's Challenges is What Builds Strength
We all know that the mental toll our bodies take during times of injury is just as challenging as the physical aspects. Overcoming these challenges builds great character and strength in the true spiritual sense.

Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation

Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation
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.

Shoulder Injury Overcompensation

Posted by on 5/4/2017 to Shoulder Pain - General
Shoulder Injury Overcompensation
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.

16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 5/2/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders
Sitting at a computer all day with our head and neck in the same position leaves us with tight, stiff, and sore shoulders. Read on to find out about a simple solution you can do at home, at work, truly anywhere - to help alleviate those tight shoulder muscles causing you so much grief.

Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis

Posted by on 4/29/2017 to Bursitis
Shoulder (Subacromial) 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.

What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?

Posted by on 4/28/2017
What Are Shoulder Trigger Points?
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.

Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears

Posted by on 4/20/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
 Nonoperative Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior Tears
Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...

8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders

Posted by on 4/16/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
8 Stretches for your Tight Shoulders
Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Despite our best intentions, we are likely to do this every now and again. The following stretches can help alleviate the tightness and soreness our shoulders bear on a daily basis.

Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad

Posted by on 4/15/2017 to Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder - A Treatment Option That Is Superior To A Heating Pad
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.