The shoulder is the most dynamic and movable joint in the body. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Unfortunately, this range of motion can also lead to instability. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems.

Finding a Relief Pitcher for Rotator Cuff Tendonitis – Supraspinatus Tendonitis

Supraspinatus tendonitis is a common injury in many sports that include aggressive overhead movements. The supraspinatus is a muscle located on the top of the shoulder blade or scapula, which mechanically connects the upper arm (humerus) to the scapula. Inadequate dynamic muscle balance, overuse, and poor range of motion prior to physical activities are all causes of supraspinatus tendonitis. Sports commonly associated with supraspinatus tendonitis are weight lifting, swimming, baseball, tennis, and racquetball. Any rapid overhead motion, and especially those where resistance against this movement is involved, are activities which put the supraspinatus at risk of injury.

How to Heat up a Frozen Shoulder

Older athletes are more prone to suffer from the frozen shoulder syndrome, also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects the shoulder joint capsule; a fibrous covering of the synovial lining of the shoulder joint. When the capsule becomes inflamed, it results in pain and significant stiffness of the joint. Due to these symptoms, the athlete quickly demonstrates a characteristic limitation in the range of motion of the shoulder.

Subacromial Bursitis Made Easy

Understanding Shoulder Bursitis The subacromial bursa is a thin sac-like structure that is located just under the acromioclavicular or AC joint of the shoulder.  The bursa lies over the top of the rotator cuff.  The bursa acts as a lubricating buffer between the rotator cuff and the undersurface of the lateral clavicle and acromion process […]

How to Survive a Rotator Cuff Tear

As I came up with the title of this article I actually laughed out loud.  With the amount of information on and diversity of options about rotator cuff injuries, “surviving” the information tsunami is quite appropriate.  Rotator cuff symptoms can vary based on the degree and location of the injury.  Meanwhile, I was secretly hoping […]

Shoulder Therapy Made Easy

If you are experiencing general shoulder pain and want to return to exercising your shoulders or reduce your shoulder soreness, this article is written for you. Today I’m not going to address any one injury or diagnosis.  Instead I’m excited to share my general philosophies for shoulder treatment along with exercises that may save you […]