Shoulder Pain

1 Aug, 2023

Rotator cuff physical therapy exercises for student-athletes

We all put our shoulders through wear and tear on a daily basis, especially people who participate in strenuous fitness activities and sports. Nearly every sport requires ample mobility of the shoulder, from tossing a basketball from the three-point line to swinging a golf club. While athletes of any age are at risk of a

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5 Feb, 2023

3 potential causes of shoulder pain when moving your arm across your body

We rely on our shoulders for a wide range of movements that we often take for granted. For example, whether you’re reaching over to grab an object on your desk or passing an object to someone sitting next to you, you may not think about the simple act of moving your arm across your body

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2 May, 2022

4 steps you can take to make sleeping with shoulder pain easier

Few things are as important to your health and wellness than a good night’s sleep. Lack of quality sleep can contribute to a host of health problems, including fatigue, high blood pressure and reduced mental clarity. Neurological disorders such as anxiety and depression are also more common among adults who don’t get the recommended amount

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11 Feb, 2022

Shoulder pain during or after pregnancy? Here are 3 ways PT can help you

Shoulder pain is a more common complaint after pregnancy than you might think. This pain can be the result of repetitive movements, such as feeding your baby, carrying your baby on the same side or placing them over the same shoulder. This can result in muscle tension, pain and a loss of flexibility. Women may

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7 Feb, 2022

3 steps you’ll likely take on the road to shoulder impingement recovery

A shoulder impingement injury is a common cause of shoulder pain. It occurs when tendons or muscles in the shoulder become caught on or rub against the shoulder bones. This causes pain and tenderness in the shoulder. You may find that you have a difficult time raising your arm over your head, and that your

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14 Jan, 2022

How can physical therapy help a full thickness rotator cuff tear?

Physical therapy can certainly help your full thickness rotator cuff tear. Typically, it’s used to help patients prepare for rotator cuff repair surgery. It can also be an awesome addition to your post-surgery recovery process. Read on to learn more about this condition and how physical therapists can work with you to address it. Why

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3 Jan, 2022

5 tips PT experts recommend for people with shoulder pain during the winter

If you suffer from bad shoulder pain during winter, you need to keep your surroundings warm. Cold weather may cause your muscles to contract and swell, which can lead to painful and chronic symptoms. Moreover, cold weather also tends to reduce the flow of blood to your muscles and tendons. This can cause them to

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1 Nov, 2021

Three physical therapy exercises for your rotator cuff after surgery

There are many stages you’ll go through after rotator cuff surgery. First, the affected shoulder will be immobilized for a time. Then, a physical therapist will start using their hands to move your shoulder through its normal range of motion (ROM). This stage is called passive movement.  Next, you’re finally ready to start doing exercises

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2 Feb, 2021

The most likely cause of burning pain in your shoulder

Burning pain in your shoulder can hamper your ability to do many normal daily tasks. For instance, you might have difficulty driving, or you might find getting yourself dressed in the morning a painful chore. One issue that’s likely to cause this type of pain is subacromial bursitis.  Subacromial bursitis occurs when a bursa in

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7 Jan, 2021

Do I need surgery for a partial rotator cuff tear?

Your shoulders are incredibly powerful and complex joints that are capable of moving in a wide range of motion. Not only do the shoulders move so freely for a variety of activities, but they also help keep your arms connected to the rest of your body.  This is all primarily done through the rotator cuff,

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