Tag Archives: shoulder impingement

You don’t have to live with shoulder pain

You probably know someone who has had a rotator cuff injury. It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. How do you know if you have a rotator cuff injury? Here are some signs to watch for: Shoulder pain Difficulty raising the arms above […]

Sports and common shoulder injuries

Many winter and spring sports can take a toll on shoulders. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons most shoulder problems involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons rather than the shoulder bones. Rick Jusko, PT, owner/director of Seattle Hill Physical Therapy, says knowing the type of injury most common to your sport and strengthening […]

Regular shoulder exercises can reduce injury

Here are some easy shoulder exercises that you can do to strengthen your shoulder muscles and prevent injuries. Basic Shoulder Strengthening Attach elastic tubing to a doorknob or other stationary structure. Facing the tubing, stand far enough away to begin stretching the tubing. Now gently pull the elastic tubing toward your body, keeping the elbows […]