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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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Shoulder Pain Relief with a Tennis Ball and Stretching

You can get relief from shoulder pain by using a tennis ball on the shoulder. The process is fairly simple and effective. However, you will need to be careful to avoid a few basic mistakes. Done well, you get relief. Done poorly, you can aggravate the problem. The Landscape The infraspinatus is a tough, flat …

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Infraspinatus – Massage Therapy Notes

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. Assessment of the Patterns The infraspinatus is one of the most commonly occurring pain …

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Self Care – Pain in Shoulder Joint or Inside Shoulder Blade

Here we discuss how you can get relief from shoulder pain while sleeping and pain inside the shoulder blade. How people describe that pain and activities that create the pain are discussed in these posts: Pain in the shoulder while sleeping Pain in the shoulder at the end of the golf swing Pain along the …

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Rotator Cuff Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Rotator Cuff Muscles Rotator cuff muscles tend to have anatomy that is more complicated than expected. Each muscle has its own structural quirks, which need to be considered in treatment. As a whole, they complete each other in the balancing act of securing the humeral head. It is complicated by unexpected attachments as well as …

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Infraspinatus – Functional Anatomy

The anatomy of the infraspinatus is a bit more complicated than typically explained. A more detailed understanding is helpful for effective neuromuscular massage. Overview of Anatomy The infraspinatus is a flat rotator cuff muscle located in the infraspinous fossa of the scapula. Like trapezius, deltoid, and triceps, it has 3 sections: The superior belly originates …

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Pain along Shoulder Blade when Reaching Up or Back

People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head. They also get pain while reaching to the back seat of the car or adjusting clothing behind the back.  Often, they have usually adapted their movements to avoid taking that arm too far back. To avoid the pain, they …

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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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