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Self-Care – Supraspinatus

Relief for the supraspinatus muscle offers the solution to the problems presented in more than one post: Pain and clicking while grooming Unresolvable tennis elbow Shoulder pain when carrying Relief from shoulder and elbow pain can be simple with stretching or icing. At times, this is more serious. A tear in the tendon will not …

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Pain when pitching or reaching behind your body

People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder, back of the upper arm, forearm, and hand. The primary complaint is often in the shoulder, especially when reaching behind the back to fasten a bra, tuck in a belt, etc. The other common complaint is focused on forearm pain. Patients usually complain about the shoulder …

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Shoulder Pain While Steering

People hold their arm up like they have it on top of the steering wheel. They trace along the outside of their shoulder and say, “It hurts right here, and sometimes in my forearm.“ When I ask them if there is a motion that they can use to reproduce it, they crook the elbow slightly, …

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Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

People complain of pain under the shoulder blade that they can’t reach. It aches fairly constantly. It is a bothersome ache that they can’t shake. They may get temporary relief from a hot shower or exercise. Sometimes, it becomes so vague, unreachable and constant that they just ignore it. When that happens, and this trigger point …

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Unresolveable Tennis Elbow

People complain about persistent tennis elbow even though they’ve tried many different things around the elbow to get relief.  They usually don’t talk about the shoulder problem until I ask them if it has troubled them. When asked, tennis players will often reveal that the elbow pain flares up when serving as this muscle helps to …

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Shoulder Pain and Clicking While Grooming

Patients complain of pain in the shoulder when brushing their teeth, combing their hair, putting on make-up, shaving their face, etc. The pain is usually described as being achy and deep in the shoulder. Their primary complaint may also include pain while carrying something by their sides like suitcases or buckets. This trigger point usually doesn’t disturb sleep but is …

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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 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 difficult …

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