Category: Shoulders

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T4 Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatment (with Video)

In the medical field, we have a phrase for uncommon problems that aren’t widely known.  We say that “while you may not be seeing it, it’s seeing you.” Because you don’t know what you are missing if you don’t know to look for it. And T4 Syndrome is exactly that type of problem.  T4 Syndrome […]

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Six Simple Ways to Protect Your Shoulder While Exercising

Your shoulders are some of the most mobile joints you have.  But with that freedom of motion comes a higher risk of injury.  That’s why shoulder injuries are one of the most common problems treated by myself and other orthopedic surgeons.  Which is why I’ve written this post, to help all of you in your […]

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Do I Need Rotator Cuff Surgery?

I have seen hundreds if not thousands of patients for shoulder pain over the course of my career in orthopedic surgery.  And when I diagnose someone with a rotator cuff tear, their first question is usually “Will my rotator cuff tear heal, or does it need surgery?”  Because nobody wants surgery if they can avoid […]

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Why It’s Important To Wear Your Sling After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in America. Some studies estimate that 70% of us develop some kind of rotator cuff tear by the time we are 70 years old. Now that includes partial tears which don’t usually require surgery.  But this at least lets you understand just how common […]

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Fix Your Overhead Press and Stop Shoulder Pain

If you are looking to stop shoulder pain when doing an overhead press, you’ve come to the right place.  Shoulder press pain is very common, and so are the causes.  I see way too many people at the gym who don’t know the proper positioning for overhead press. Somewhere along the line, they got bad advice […]

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4 Simple Tips to Stop Shoulder Pain During Bench Press

One of the more common questions I get is about bench pressing and shoulder pain. People often get shoulder pain from working out. One of the most common exercises this occurs during is the bench press. People want to keep exercising, but find the pain worrisome as well as difficult to adjust to. It’s a […]

No Pain, All Gain: Preventing Shoulder Pain While Lifting

Shoulder pain when lifting sucks!  You are just trying to stay healthy, but your body seems to have other ideas.  Suddenly all your dreams of weight loss and healthy living seem to hang precariously on one stupid, petulant shoulder that can’t just exercise like its supposed to.  It has to complain.  Loudly.  And often during […]

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Easy Exercises For Shoulder Pain

Exercises for Shoulder Pain: Prevention and Treatment A painful shoulder can be very disabling. The good news is that shoulder pain is usually preventable and easily treated.  Dr. Larson is a shoulder specialist and has fixed thousands of them in the operating room.  But he’d rather have you healthy and living pain-free with the proper […]

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What Is the Rotator Cuff?

Many people have heard the term “rotator cuff.”  But what is the Rotator Cuff?  And why do we worry about it so much?  The rotator cuff is a common source of shoulder pain for a large percentage of the population. While many people develop rotator cuff tears without any specific injury, high-intensity interval training puts […]

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Is Your WOD Leading to Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain from Working Out The most common problem I see in the office is shoulder pain.  People worry that the new fad of high-intensity workouts will cause shoulder injuries.  Heavy workouts won’t injure your shoulder if you do them right.  And learning to lift with proper form can actually protect your shoulder.  Most people […]

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