Twisting and Back Pain, Joint Pain

Photo: joystiq.com Twisting one of your joints in an awkward way is an easy recipe for injury, especially in the low back, shoulder, knee and ankle. How To Avoid Twisting Your Back: Turn your entire body by turning your legs. Change positions in order to reach the object with ease. Turn toward the object, then …

Best Book for Self-Treatment of Painful Joints

Do you have joint pain that you cannot afford much medical treatment for? Robin McKenzie, a world-famous Physical Therapist and bestselling author, wrote a series of books about self-treating pain in various joints. I would highly recommend any of these if you have pain but cannot afford much therapy or other treatments. Treat Your Own …

Shoulder Bursitis: How To Treat and Prevent

Bursitis in general means inflammation of the bursa, which is one of the layers of soft tissue that surrounds a joint. It can occur in almost any of your large joints. It is important to have a specific diagnosis of which bursa is inflamed. Bursitis in the shoulder is technically diagnosed as subacromial bursitis. Shoulder …

Rotator Cuff Tear: Can It Be Prevented?

The rotator cuff includes the tendons of four muscles which start at the shoulder blade and attach to the upper arm, by the shoulder. These muscles do the rotation of the shoulder and stabilize the shoulder joint. How do you get a rotator cuff tear?It can come from a traumatic injury or can be progressive …

Prevent Neck/Shoulder/Upper Back Pain With 3 Exercises

If you have pain in all of these areas, you may benefit from these exercises, which help to strengthen your postural muscles. First, roll your shoulders in backwards circles (up, back, down) slowly. Repeat 20-30 times. Keep your arms down at your sides. Second, squeeze your shoulder blades together. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat at …

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder (AKA adhesive capsulitis) is a very painful, stiffening of the shoulder joint capsule which occurs usually among middle-aged individuals without a known cause. It is more common in women and diabetics. It typically begins as a very painful shoulder joint with limited ability to move the shoulder, often without any known trauma to …

Preventing Shoulder Pain Part 2

Here are some simple exercises that you can do to prevent shoulder pain and keep your shoulders mobile and strong. 1. Roll your shoulders in backwards circles. This is most easily done in the standing position with your arms down at your sides. Repeat 10 times.2. Squeeze your shoulder blades backwards and together. Hold the …

Preventing Shoulder Pain 101

Good news! The best way to prevent shoulder pain is to use proper body mechanics. This is something you have likely heard about for the back, but it is just as important for your the rest of your body. So here are a few tips on how to protect your shoulders and prevent shoulder pain/injury. …