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How to Treat Calcific Tendinitis

Posted by Judith Winer on

Supraspinatus Muscle - the most common area to find calcific deposits   In most cases, calcific tendinitis can be treated using non-surgical techniques, including NAT     If you’re experiencing stiffness and shoulder pain and it’s making it hard for you to sleep at night, you could have Calcific Tendinitis. With this condition, 1- 2 centimeter deposits of calcium form in the tendons of the rotator cuff. As the calcium accumulates, the area becomes very tender and it is difficult to lift your arm without experiencing pain and stiffness.  The pain is typically felt around the rotator cuff muscles (usually supraspinatus) and is often...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Supraspinatus

Posted by Judith Winer on

      Supraspinatus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD   Treating the Rotator Cuff    Trigger points in supraspinatus typically cause deep pain in the lateral shoulder, forearm, and wrist The supraspinatus works in conjunction with the deltoid to produce abduction at the glenohumeral joint. Because of its insertion superiorly onto the greater tuberosity, the muscle pulls the humeral head into the glenohumeral joint, thereby providing the stability needed while the deltoid (pulling halfway down the humerus) abducts the arm.   Supraspinatus - Common Trigger Point Sites         How to Dry Needle the Supraspinatus  -...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Shoulder Stretches

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  How to Stretch Supraspinatus - Dr. Johnathan Kuttner        Simple Shoulder Stretches Here are 5 other shoulder stretches that we regularly recommend ... 1. Great for trigger points in the "Pecs"! Technique Kneel on the floor in front of a chair or table and interlock your forearms above your head. Place your arms on the object and lower your upper body toward the ground. Muscles that you're stretching Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.Secondary muscles: Serratus anterior. Teres major. Injury where this may help dissipate trigger points Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Shoulder Impingement

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

John Gibbons - Techniques for treating shoulder impingement   Rotator cuff (or shoulder) impingement syndrome is a very common cause of shoulder pain and can be a precursor to tendonitis or a more serious tear in the rotator cuff A shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become impinged as they pass through the narrow bony space called the subacromial space within the shoulder joint. The impingement, or restriction, irritates the tendons causing inflammation and pain. As the inflammation causes swelling of the tendons, the restriction increases, and so too does the rubbing and pain in the...

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Shoulder Testing Techniques - Supraspinatus

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

There are a number of manual testing techniques that can be used to indicate problems with the rotator cuff muscles. Here we deal specifically with a well used test for supraspinatus.   The muscles are tested using active resisted movement to isolate any symptoms to the contracting muscles. A positive test involves pain and often weakness on contracting the affected muscle. Weakness will be felt with partial or full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff, but may also be present with tendinitis due to pain inhibition of the affected muscle.     The examiner stands alongside the patient on the affected...

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