Category: Shoulders

shoulder pain

The 12 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How To Treat Them

I take care of hundreds of painful shoulder injuries every year.  And I spend a lot of time in the gym. So I get to see all the mistakes people make while exercising and how it can mess up their shoulders. And I don’t want you to become one of those statistics! Fortunately, shoulder pain […]

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Shoulder Stretching For Athletes: 7 Simple Movements

In this article, I’m going to show you some stretches beyond all those ones you see on pop magazine websites. With our advanced guide to shoulder stretching we can help you nail those PR lifts. These shoulder stretches can improve your kipping pull-ups. They can help you finally get that overhead squat. And help you […]

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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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