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Front of Elbow Pain When Carrying or Shoveling

Patients complain of pain in the front of their elbow when picking up and carrying things. Heavier objects may produce sharp pain. Even moderately heavy objects can create achy pain in the bicep with sharper pain in the pocket of the elbow. The pain tends to bother them less when they pick up objects with …

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Shoulder Pain and Neck Tension in Golf Swing

Patients complain about pain in the shoulder occurring at the end of their golf swing. When I ask them to demonstrate, they slowly go through the golf swing taking time to press a little extra at the end to produce the pain. Sometimes they will not get the pain unless they do the motion fairly …

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Self-Care – Spot of Pain Behind Shoulder

This problem usually, but not always, occurs after you have resolved pain problems in the infraspinatus. Not caring for this may re-activate that pattern of pain deep in the shoulder. These self-care ideas are very similar to the self care recommendations for that muscle. Several things will bother this shoulder problem: Sleeping on that shoulder …

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Pain in the Torso and Arm: Signs, Self-care, Therapy Notes…

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer into the torso and arm. Remember that people often feel a portion of the trigger point referral patter, not all of it. Sometimes, it is not just the dark red areas. You can read more about that in this post. Also, some people don’t …

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Self Care – Pain in the Biceps, Maybe Collarbone, Forearm

This post describes how you can get relief from pain in the biceps that is sometimes felt in the collar bone or forearm. More detail about how patients describe this and activities that aggravate it can be found in this other post. Once this trigger point has become irritated, activities that press down will elicit …

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Self Care – Pain in the Front of Shoulder When Lifting Arm

Here, you can find ways to get relief on your own from trigger points in the pectoralis minor. Typically, this includes pain in the front of the shoulder and, often, pain in the forearm, and occasionally the hand. You can read more about how people describe this pain and activities that typically create the problem …

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