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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 […]

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

While the name might seem like a giveaway, golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is an injury seen in golfers but it is not exclusive to them. It affects both men and women equally and mostly affects people in the 30 to 50 age group. Golfer’s elbow, is similar to tennis elbow in that it is […]

Why Does my Shoulder Pop?

While we all might experience painless clicking or cracking of the shoulder at sometime in our lives, considered a common phenomenon (the cause of which is not exactly known but it is thought to be caused by sudden pressures in the joints), painful clicking or popping of the shoulder is more likely to be of […]

What is a Labrum Tear in the Shoulder?

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in the body, being made up of four bones and a network of soft tissue structures (ligaments, tendons, and muscles). They all work together to produce the shoulders wide range of motion. Shoulder labrum is a piece of cartilage that lines and reinforces the shoulder […]

Shoulder Pain from Sleeping

Waking up with severe shoulder pain really isn’t the best way to kick start your day. It can be quite alarming to find yourself waking up with shoulder pain from sleeping that wasn’t there before, especially when you go to bed fully intending to get a solid 7 hours of sleep and waking up feeling […]

How to Fix Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimming is generally considered one of the safest sports and is recommended for all kinds of health benefits including improving cardiovascular ability, improving muscle tone, rehabilitation after injury, rehabilitation for back pain sufferers or people with arthritis. In fact, swimming is one of the very few activities that actually use all the main muscles in […]

Causes & How to Test for Rotator Cuff Tears

The cause of a torn rotator cuff can be due to a sudden trauma to the shoulder while doing sport, especially contact sports such as football. However, this type of injury can also be attributed to a gradual degeneration over time, found in patients whose work involved lifting their arm over their head, heavy lifting […]