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Trigger Point Blog — Rotator Cuff Injuries

Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

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Shoulder Pain - Using Heat To Treat Trigger Points      Shoulder Pain can often be effectively managed with a combination of heat and ice Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, and the shoulder is one of the easiest parts of the body to re-injure. Shoulder damage can often benefit from heat and/or ice therapy. Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder and shoulder inflammation is best treated locally with a simple ice pack. Interestingly, a study in Korea concluded that patients suffering from adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder can benefit from whole body cryotherapy (see below).During the acute phase of frozen...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Treating Supraspinatus - Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Pelvic, Trunk, and Scapula stability need to be secure to prevent common rotator cuff injuries A survey of one year (2006) showed that over 7.5 million people visited their doctor for a shoulder problem, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. More than half of these visits (4.1 million) were for rotator cuff problems. Another more recent study (Lewis, 2014) reported that 70% of visits to doctors and therapists for shoulder pain were related to rotator cuff disorders. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by sports and athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Shoulder Stretches

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  How to Stretch Supraspinatus - Dr. Johnathan Kuttner        Simple Shoulder Stretches Here are 5 other shoulder stretches that we regularly recommend ... 1. Great for trigger points in the "Pecs"! Technique Kneel on the floor in front of a chair or table and interlock your forearms above your head. Place your arms on the object and lower your upper body toward the ground. Muscles that you're stretching Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.Secondary muscles: Serratus anterior. Teres major. Injury where this may help dissipate trigger points Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Teres Minor

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  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 - Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

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Vacuum Cupping - General Shoulder Sequence     Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weightlifting.         Cause of injury Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons from tennis, baseball, swimming etc. Irritation of the subacromial bursa of the rotator cuff causing inflammation and swelling in the subacromial space. Pre-existing disposition including anatomical irregularity. Signs and symptoms...

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