Managing A Separated Shoulder - Dislocation

Posted by on 5/7/2017
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
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
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
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
 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
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
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.

Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder

Posted by on 4/12/2017
Skeletal Anatomy of The Shoulder
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.

The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains

Posted by on 4/1/2017 to General Shoulder Pain and Injuries
The Three Grades of Deltoid Muscle Strains
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.

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
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.

Will Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?

Posted by on 3/22/2017 to General Shoulder Pain and Injuries
Does cortisone can slow one's rate of recovery? At best, it may provide some very short term benefits in terms of pain reduction, but are those short term benefits worth the potential detrimental effects for the long term.