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Blogs and Articles — Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries Explained

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  What Causes the Most Common Rotator Cuff Injuries? - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Left untreated, the symptoms of most rotator cuff injuries will become progressively worse With most rotator cuff injuries, the supraspinatus tendon first becomes damaged in some way (trigger points, tightness, trauma, inflammation). This leads to the overlying bursa becoming inflamed. Normal function of the shoulder is then impossible. This is impingement. Ongoing damage occurs to the supraspinatus tendon and bursa, each time that the arm is raised.       About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist...

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Treating Shoulder Pain - Heat and Ice Therapy

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Shoulder Pain - Using Heat To Treat Trigger Points      Shoulder Pain can often be effectively managed with a combination of heat and ice Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, and the shoulder is one of the easiest parts of the body to re-injure. Shoulder damage can often benefit from heat and/or ice therapy. Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder and shoulder inflammation is best treated locally with a simple ice pack. Interestingly, a study in Korea concluded that patients suffering from adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder can benefit from whole body cryotherapy (see below).During the acute phase of frozen...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

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Vacuum Cupping - General Shoulder Sequence     Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weightlifting.         Cause of injury Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons from tennis, baseball, swimming etc. Irritation of the subacromial bursa of the rotator cuff causing inflammation and swelling in the subacromial space. Pre-existing disposition including anatomical irregularity. Signs and symptoms...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries and NAT Treatment

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  What do the therapists have to say about NAT?   Learn More About NAT   The reason the rotator cuff muscles are so key to our shoulder function is that our ball and socket joint is inherently unstable The body is a marvellous, complex and self-healing machine. Proper shoulder alignment and function allows us to interact and manipulate our environment in an efficient way that requires minimal effort. The problem is that when one of our muscles or tendons ‘goes wrong’, the body is forced to compensate and adapt. The reason the rotator cuff muscles are so key to...

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Treating the Rotator Cuff - Myofascial / Soft Tissue Release (STR) Techniques

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  John Gibbons demonstrates treatment techniques for the rotator cuff muscles   John Gibbons (video above) is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specializing in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for over 12 years, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals within a variety of sports. He has also published numerous articles on various aspects of manual therapy.      Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion. The condition is...

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