Shoulder Pain: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Reach Up To The Top Cabinet?

Shoulder Pain

This is one of the most common shoulder injuries we see here in my clinic. The shoulder has the greatest movements of all the joints in the body and the rotator cuff is a set of muscles that supports these movements. There are only 3 ligaments in the shoulder that allow this high range of…

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Shoulder Pain: 3 Things That Surprisingly DON’T Help Ease It

Shoulder Pain

Are you currently suffering from shoulder pain? It’s one of the greatest mysteries of being 50+; the sudden onset of shoulder pain and stiffness that often creeps up without any warning or explanation. Sometimes it just happens! I’ve had a number of patients come to see us, saying things like… “I just woke up one…

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How Your Lifestyle Could Be Making Your Shoulder Pain Worse (and How to Ease it)

Shoulder Pain

Often it can be hard to see what you’re doing wrong in your habits because, well, it’s your lifestyle. Sometimes your ways may cause unexpected pain, such as shoulder pain. Your daily routine is so uniform to you that it can become second nature to read before bed, play on your tablet, or go for…

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Shoulder Pain That Keeps You Up At Night

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain at night… the one thing that gets on most people’s nerves because they don’t know what to do about it. They think it’s just something they have to get on with day-in and day-out… Meet Suzie for example… Suzie is a fellow physical therapist and long-time family friend. She works with kids at…

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Isn’t Tennis Elbow Just For Tennis Players?

Tennis Elbow

Isn’t Tennis Elbow just for tennis players? Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive…

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Elbow Health: The Facts You Need to Know

Elbow Joint

When considering joint health, there are several standouts that come to mind first, namely the shoulders, knees, and neck. One joint that is integral to a person’s functional ability, which is quite often overlooked, is the condition of your elbow health. The elbow is one of those things that tend to be taken for granted…

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How to Avoid Common Repetitive Use Injuries…

Repetitive Use Injury

Over the past month we’ve been discussing common injuries of the elbow… and a lot of them tend to stem from repetitive injuries. So, what exactly is a ‘repetitive use injury’? Many patients will come into our clinic with this type of injury and wonder “how” or “why”. Or when they have been told they…

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What is Tendonitis? How Will Resting Make it Worse, and How to Prevent it…

Tendonitis

At Preferred Physical Therapy we often get patients coming to us with a diagnosis of a tendonitis in some form which in some cases is accurate, but often this isn’t completely accurate. Often patients have overuse injuries related to an overload of the surrounding area versus an area that is just inflamed. The area is…

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How Elbow Pain Can Be Eased With Shoulder Strengthening

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by a number of reasons.  Over the years we’ve talked about a majority of them! Some causes include the elbow joint itself, the wrist and forearm, and even higher into the neck and shoulder.  One cause of elbow pain we have not talked a lot about is how weak rotator…

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Things You Can Do Now to Ease Your Headaches

Headache

Headaches are a pain. We all get them now and again, but unfortunately for some of us, they can be a regular occurrence… It’s incredible just how many people tell us that they’ve suffered from headaches. Often, many of our patients even consider them to be a regular part of life. That’s why things like…

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