infraspinatus

Therapist Notes – Infraspinatus

The infraspinatus muscle is a common problem in the shoulder and the most likely to generate pain when the client sleeps on their side. Its position in the shoulder is critical for stabilizing the head of the humerus from shifting forward. There are several other muscles that produce similar symptoms. Here are other muscles that …

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Self Care – Shoulder pain when sleeping on your side

Change your sleeping position: You can reduce shoulder pain from this rotator cuff muscle by changing your sleeping position. This position is a problem. Once the shoulder pain becomes chronic, sleeping on your side aggravates it at night. If the painful shoulder is on the bottom, the arm gets pushed forward in the socket. This …

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Pain along Shoulder Blade when Reaching Up or Back

Client’s Description People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head, to the back seat of the car or to adjust clothing behind the back. ¬†They have usually adapted their movements to avoid taking that arm too far back. They will insert that arm first into a coat. …

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Shoulder pain when sleeping on your side

People complain of pain that disturbs their sleep when lying on the painful shoulder or on the opposite shoulder. It is a deeper pain than the illustration suggests. They have spent most of their time sleeping on that shoulder with that hand in front of them. It usually comes on gradually over months and eventually gets …

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