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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Shoulder Stretches

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  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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Rotator Cuff Injuries Explained

Posted by Judith Winer on

  What Causes the Most Common Rotator Cuff Injuries? - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Left untreated, the symptoms of most rotator cuff injuries will become progressively worse With most rotator cuff injuries, the supraspinatus tendon first becomes damaged in some way (trigger points, tightness, trauma, inflammation). This leads to the overlying bursa becoming inflamed. Normal function of the shoulder is then impossible. This is impingement. Ongoing damage occurs to the supraspinatus tendon and bursa, each time that the arm is raised.       About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Supraspinatus

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Supraspinatus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Treating the Rotator Cuff    Trigger points in supraspinatus typically cause deep pain in the lateral shoulder, forearm, and wrist The supraspinatus works in conjunction with the deltoid to produce abduction at the glenohumeral joint. Because of its insertion superiorly onto the greater tuberosity, the muscle pulls the humeral head into the glenohumeral joint, thereby providing the stability needed while the deltoid (pulling halfway down the humerus) abducts the arm.   Supraspinatus - Common Trigger Point Sites   Trigger Point Signs and Symptoms Deep pain is reported in the lateral...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

Posted by Team NAT on

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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