Whether it is wrapping pads, assessing a client, or analyzing movement patterns, our staff works with a careful eye to ensure no stone goes unturned in helping clients recover from persistent pain.
Out of all of the joints in the body, the shoulder is where this level of detail matters most. If the little things are ignored, you’ll drastically decrease your chances of successfully relieving shoulder pain.
In other words, the little things matter when addressing the shoulder. Here’s why.
1) The Shoulder Is a Complex Joint
The shoulder is what’s called a “ball and socket” joint. This means that there is a ball at the top of your arm that rests inside a socket close to the end of your collar bone. The ball and socket set-up gives it a lot of freedom in movement that other joints do not have. With increased freedom, comes increased complexity. All of the muscles (deltoid, pectoral, lat, rotator cuff muscles, biceps, etc.) must work in unison to properly support the socket in the joint. If not, movement can become painful.
2) The Shoulder Builds Physical Protective Mechanisms
Ideally, movement of the shoulder should be smooth. However, when things are just a little bit off, you may feel roughness, catching, grinding, or snapping, which can start to be painful. When the shoulder isn’t moving smoothly, it starts to develop physical protective mechanisms, like bone spurs and scar tissue. With additional tissue in the socket of the joint, the space for the ball to move becomes more limited, and problems can compound. In other words, when things like bone spurs and scar tissue develop, the little things matter even more.
3) The Rotator Cuff Muscles Often Get Overworked
The shoulder uses several large, powerful muscles to generate force like the pec, deltoid, lat, and biceps. However, if any of these large muscles are not doing their jobs correctly (due to previous injury or improper movement patterns), the rotator cuff muscles must pick up the slack. The rotator cuff muscles are smaller muscles meant to stabilize the shoulder. If they’re required to do the work of large muscle groups, they will become overworked and potentially tear.
Like I mentioned above, the shoulder is a complex joint. If you’ve been dealing with shoulder pain and aren’t getting better, it’s likely that the little things aren’t getting addressed.
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Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility.
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