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Shoulder Impingement or a True Frozen Shoulder?

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Shoulder Impingement or a True Frozen Shoulder?     With a frozen shoulder it is very important to keep the shoulder moving as much as possible What you do with your shoulder on a daily basis is important both for managing pain and increasing the rate of recovery. There are simple things you can think about as you go about your daily life to make the ordeal of your frozen shoulder more bearable. The instinct we have when something is hurting is not to use the painful area. Whereas this may be appropriate for other problems, such as a fracture...

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Trigger Point Release - Teres Minor

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Teres Minor Trigger Points - often associated with Rotator Cuff Injuries   The teres minor decelerates internal rotation of the shoulder joint Inhibition in this muscle due to short/ spastic subscapularis, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and pectoralis major muscles sets up the ideal conditions for repetitive stress in sports, such as swimming and rugby, and in any activity involving acceleration through internal/external rotation and flexion/extension of the shoulder complex. Numbness or tingling will be felt in the fourth and fifth digits of the same arm, as well as pain in the posterior shoulder at the greater tuberosity. Teres minor myofascial...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Biceps Brachii

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

   Biceps Brachii Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Points in the Biceps are associated with most painful shoulder conditions including frozen shoulder The biceps brachii decelerates extension and pronation at the elbow and extension at the shoulder joint. It acts as a junction providing myofascial continuity between the thumb and the ribcage (especially obvious when the upper limb is abducted). The muscle plays a vital role in shoulder stability under dynamic conditions, and can contract with the triceps brachii to stabilize the elbow. It has been described as the muscle that puts in the corkscrew and pulls out the...

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The Deltoids

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Treating Trigger Points in the Deltoid Muscles   Deltoid pain is most often mistaken for bursitis or rotator cuff injury The deltoid, along with supraspinatus and associated rotator cuff muscles, will regularly develop myofascial trigger points as result of reduced core efficiency. Failure to translate forces from the lower body to the shoulder will result in arthrokinematic stress and the formation of active myofascial trigger points. The restoration of core neuromuscular efficiency will provide a foundation for trigger point therapy, utilizing neuromuscular therapy, taping and medical exercise. Symptoms and Diagnosis Pain is felt as a dull ache for the most part, with increased...

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Frozen Shoulder - What's Happening Inside The Shoulder?

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Frozen Shoulder or Impingement?   Frozen Shoulder Syndrome - What's Going On Inside the Shoulder? The causes of frozen shoulder syndrome are still poorly understood. About 50% seem to stem from an injury to the shoulder (such as a fall on an outstretched arm) and these are called secondary frozen shoulders. The other half the time they appear for no apparent reason, and these are called primary frozen shoulders. Although we don’t know why they happen we do know a lot about what goes on inside the frozen shoulder. Shoulder Anatomy The first thing to understand is that the...

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