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Self-Care – Shoulder Pain in Back, Reaching Up and Around

Here, you can find ways to get relief on your own from pain in the back of your shoulder that flares up when you reach up and around. You can read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that typically create the problem in this other post. You can usually lasting relief …

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Subscapularis – Self-Care

Most activities that aggravate this muscle involve raising your arm or reaching out to the side and back. This includes: pitching, reaching behind the car seat, accessing the night stand frombed, etc. When the subscapularis muscle is particularly tight, it will be painful and irritating to lift the arm even just to shoulder level. Sleeping …

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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 – 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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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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Self Care – Aching mid-back with tired triceps

Avoid things that yank your elbow from front to back like cranking the lawnmower, raking, or letting that dog jerk the leash. This also gets aggravated by letting the rowing machine jerk forward during the exercise. One client activated by compressing the armpit against a chair back while twisted to talk to the person behind …

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

This typically comes in one of two postures: rounded shoulders with short tight pecs and shoulder blades that lay close to the back or high and tight shoulder with overstretched pecs and shoulder blades that wing out. Working on a low desk with a laptop can also lead to the hooked shoulders and a short, …

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Self Care – Scalene Pain of the Torso, Arm & Hand

Scalene muscles produce a number of patterns that can be experienced separately. These strategies are great for relief from that tingling in your index finger and thumb with pain in the upper back, along the shoulder blade. Also, this can be helpful for the pattern in front of the shoulder that people get when relined. …

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Self Care – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Typically, people ignore this pain that can’t be reached under the shoulder blade until it becomes chronic. At that point, these trigger points are stubborn and require a little regular self-care for lasting changes. That almost always means some changes in activities. As well, stretching and exercises are needed to free the tight joints and …

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