Shoulder Pain
Pain in Neck and Shoulder Radiating Down the Arm

How does pain in the neck and shoulder radiating down the arm start?

The answer to this question often varies from person to person. However, it’s no secret what causes pain in the neck and shoulder that radiates down the arm. The cause is often a condition called cervical radiculopathy, or a pinched neck nerve.  Many of the...
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physical therapy for shoulder pain

Does physical therapy help for shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is one of the most common disabling forms of pain that people experience every year. In mild cases of soreness, the shoulder can recover on its own with a little rest and time. However, if you have an injury or a chronic condition,...
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waking up with sore shoulders

Why do I keep waking up with sore shoulders?

Having a sore shoulder is bad enough, but waking up with one is a downright difficult way to start the day. Think of all the motions your shoulder is responsible for: driving, doing dishes, holding the dog’s leash, etc. Your morning activities are suffering before...
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Rotator Cuff Rehab Exercises

Rotator cuff injury in Oakland, CA? Try these two rehab exercises

Rotating, bending and lifting the arm at the shoulder are all movements that involve the rotator cuff. This structure is made up of four muscles and tendons. They are the supraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis and infraspinatus muscles and tendons.  Repetitive arm movements and falls can...
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Shoulder Stretches for Pain

Shoulder stretches for pain — working with a physical therapist

Shoulder pain can strike for so many reasons — repetitive motion injury, sports-related injury and conditions related to the aging process. In some cases, the pain can go away in a very short period of time or it could be the result of an incurable...
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