Category: Shoulder Pain

What is the Deal With Bursitis?

February 10th, 2020

Overview Bursae are small fluid filled sacs that decrease friction and provide a cushion between a bone and other moving parts such as muscles, tendons, or skin. These fluid filled sacs are located all over the body including shoulders, hips, knees, heels, and elbows. Bursitis is defined as the inflammation of the bursae. Causes of

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Everything You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder

January 29th, 2020

Overview Are you having difficulty reaching overhead? Does your shoulder lock up when you try putting on your shirt? Is it painful or difficult to put your hand behind your head? Motions that used to be easy and comfortable are now feeling stiff and painful. You may have Adhesive Capsulitis or better known as “Frozen

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Why Won’t My Tendonitis Get Better?

January 13th, 2020

Tendons are tough, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendons are a rope like cord that anchors your muscles to your bone. Tendonitis is irritation or inflammation of a tendon. Tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons but most commonly affects shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. This is typically caused

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3 Exercises to Improve Posture for Less Back Pain

December 26th, 2019

Most people will get back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from a sports related injury or accident. However, often times upper and lower back pain develops during daily life. Repetitive activities such as sitting at a computer or carrying weighted objects may create muscle tension and tightness. Over a long

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How to Recover From a ‘Pulled Muscle’

December 17th, 2019

A muscle strain or “pulled muscle” is damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. If you perform a movement that requires more force than the muscle can absorb, the muscle fibers or tendons attached to the muscle can tear. This tearing of muscle fibers can damage blood vessels causing bleeding or bruising which can

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Nagging Rotator Cuff Injuries

December 6th, 2019

What is your rotator cuff? The muscles of the rotator cuff function together to stabilize the humerus inside the shoulder blade socket during any arm movement. The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles that are responsible for rotation and movement of your shoulder joint and arm. Muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff Each muscle,

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