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How to Perform a Sleeper Stretch

When a patient has experienced a shoulder injury or a medical condition that impacts the functionality of their shoulder, physical therapy is essential to restoring a full range of motion and getting the patient back to their regular activities. The more a patient completes their physician-recommended stretches and exercises, the sooner they will regain their […]

Elbow Bursitis Treatment and Recovery

The body is a miraculous thing— it has built-in protection systems to keep organs, bones, and other vital mechanisms safe. From eyelashes to keep dust and debris away from our eyes, to fingernails that prevent damage to our distal phalanx, each of us is born with a comprehensive set of safeguards that shield us from […]

Shoulder Cortisone Injections For Pain

Shoulder cortisone injections have been used to treat inflammation since the late 1950’s. These shots are injected directly into the affected area, and are sometimes mixed with a local anesthetic to provide immediate relief for patients who are experiencing unbearable pain. Because the medication is delivered directly to the site that is causing pain, a […]

What Tennis Elbow Exercises Should I Do?

If you have been diagnosed with tennis elbow your main objective is to eliminate any pain and strengthen the muscles of your forearm and wrist allowing flexibility (and pain-free) movement again. The use of exercises improves the blood flow to tendons and this helps in the healing process. Below are some easy exercises for you […]

Shoulder Clicking When Raising Arm

Vague descriptions, and almost identical symptoms and treatments, medical professionals sometimes have difficulty diagnosing shoulder injuries. Unless the injury is undeniably transparent, like a break or fracture, identifying the condition will take a bit of investigation and elimination. Taking into account patient history, how the injury occurred, and a physical examination may help to narrow [...

How to Relieve Rotator Cuff Pain at Night

Sleep should be restful, comfortable, and rejuvenating. Yet, many are lacking the necessary amount of sleep for top productivity. Why? Many factors interrupt or hinder a good night’s rest – stress, insomnia, bad habits, and physical issues, such as rotator cuff pain. Yes, that is correct. Rotator cuff injuries can cause sleepless nights, although the […]

What is Rotator Cuff Tendinosis?

One of the most flexible and mobile joints in the human body, the shoulder has an extensive range of motion. It’s involved in a tremendous variety of actions performed by the arms and hands, such as adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, internal and external rotation, and circumduction. Think reaching for and operating a computer mouse; washing […]

I Heard a Pop in My Shoulder and Now it Hurts

On a daily basis we expect and demand our shoulders to perform. Whether vacuuming or playing sports, our shoulders are involved in nearly every movement. For this very reason, our shoulders are prone to strain, stress, and injury. All can lead to pain, stiffness, and soreness. Some also experience popping sounds with associated pain, which […]

Why Does My Elbow Keep Popping?

Do you sometimes hear cracking or grating noises coming from various joints in your body? If you’re not the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz you might wonder if this is ok. There are some things in life we cannot control, such as time and the aging process. We know that the delights of […]