Shoulder rotation and athletic performance – what you need to know

Patrick Dale

Joints are amazing biomechanical structures. Comprised of a union of two or more bones, stabilizing and connecting ligaments, as well as muscles and their tendinous attachments, joints allow you to move your body freely. Without joints, your skeleton would be rigid. Imagine trying to do burpees without bending your knees – or your hips or elbows, for that matter! There … 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 your … 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

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

Does Gua Sha Help Weightlifters and Bodybuilders?

Wayne Bloemhof

Weight training comes with a fair share of risk, and there is always a possibility of straining or tearing muscles, or developing painful tendonitis or a slap tear. Anyone who spends a lot of time in the gym will know how back, shoulder or neck pain can severely limit your workout routine.  While applying ice to the painful area, getting … Read More