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.
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Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...
Posted by on 4/16/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
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.
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
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
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 Rotator Cuff Tear & Injury
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.
Posted by on 3/22/2017 to Cortisone Injections
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.