Important Things You Need to Know About Tendonitis

Brent Wells

Tendonitis can be downright painful. When you get a tear in your tendon, it can take you out of the game for days or even weeks. This can be extremely frustrating for workout warriors, as you may miss out on your next CrossFit workouts and feel like your progress has been wasted. Let’s go over tendonitis and everything you need … Read More

How To Get Rid Of Shoulder Impingement

Krista Bugden

  You were performing your regular overhead shoulder presses. Something didn’t quite feel right. But you pushed through. The pain was there when you finished your workout. Now, your shoulder feels weak. You have shoulder pain when reaching for items on that hard-to-reach top shelf. It hurts to lie on your shoulder. You might even feel aching or pain in … Read More

4 Home Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Pain

Tracey Roizman

Reach and Climb

It starts out as an occasional twinge when you raise your arm overhead or to the side. Then, one day you find yourself squirming to put on a jacket to avoid irritating your “bad” arm. Further along, the intermittent discomfort is now a constant dull ache. Over-the-counter pain remedies cease to work and you are losing sleep because it is … Read More

The #1 Myth For Shoulder Pain

Hin Lai

Shoulder Pain Image

There are varying degrees of shoulder pain, from a slight impingement to a completely torn rotator cuff. Today I’d like to focus on the early stages of shoulder pain as that’s where most of the myth resides. When I say early stages, I’m referring to impingements in your shoulder. There’s just enough pain there to be a nuisance, but usually … Read More

12 Causes of Shoulder Pain at Night and What You Can Do About Them

Hin Lai

Shoulder Pain at Night

Shoulder pain at night can ruin a good night’s sleep and wreck your productivity the next day. In fact, shoulder pain that keeps you up at night can cause a cycle of making you experience even more pain than you would if you had had a good night’s sleep. In a study conducted by UCLA, individuals who were purposefully kept … Read More

What Does the Clicking Sound in Your Shoulder Mean?

Nicole Clark

“Doc, my shoulder clicks when I do this…” Often times I have a patient that says that statement, and it is accompanied by a windmill movement of his or her arm. I always think of what my mother would say when I did the same thing as a kid: “If you don’t like the clicking then stop doing that!” But … Read More

Is Rotator Cuff Surgery the Answer to My Shoulder Pain?

Nicole Clark

Shoulder pain is a very common problem, affecting as many as one in every three people. Many people with shoulder pain have problems with their rotator cuff, which is the common term for the four muscles that support your shoulder joint. Billions of dollars are spent annually in the treatment of shoulder pain in the United States. Your first move … Read More

5 Tips to Keep You Injury Free in the Gym

Shannon Clark

Everyone loves getting a good workout in, but if you want to be able to do this for years to come, you need to make sure that you’re preventing any possible injuries. Injuries can strike at any moment and very often, can mean spending two or more weeks away from all physical activities.  If you’re hit hard, frustration will set in … Read More

IASTM/Graston Vs. Deep Tissue Massage – How are they different?

Nicole Clark

As a Chiropractor, I’ve known about the Graston technique for a long time, but over the last few years, other similar treatments and tools have started becoming popular. These include Gua Sha, Hawk Grips, the Echo Muscle Reliever etc. Whether we are referring to Graston, Gua Sha or any similar tool, these all fall under the IASTM umbrella and therefore … Read More

Steroid Injections for Relieving Shoulder Pain – Everything You Need to Know

Arnie Deltoff

The shoulder is a complex joint that relies on many muscles, tendons and ligaments to hold it together.  The shoulder can develop a multitude of conditions.  Common ailments that can occur are tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff syndrome, frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) and degenerative or inflammatory arthritis.  Inevitably, all of these conditions will develop varying degrees of pain, … Read More