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Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Pain, and More!

Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Pain, and More!

Frozen shoulder is a mild sounding name for a seriously painful condition that prevents your shoulder and arm from moving. Muscles in your entire shoulder are responsible for frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries. Each needs to be treated for relief, and each impacts the others so it’s important to treat all of them. Last month I showed you how to do the treatment for the Infraspinatus muscle in the back of your shoulder. This… Continue Reading

TMJ Treatment You Can Do At Home

TMJ Treatment You Can Do At Home

TMJ Treatment can ease stress and pain TMJ is the common term for a jaw condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The muscle that is key to the TMJ treatment described below is the masseter muscle.  The holiday season is “famous” for increasing stress as we rush around, adding more “to do’s” to our lives. Aside from the usual work and family commitments, the holiday’s mean extra shopping, parties, and therefore, stress. TMJ Symptoms Common symptoms… Continue Reading

Sore Shoulder Pain Relief You Can Do At Home

Sore Shoulder Pain Relief You Can Do At Home

Sore Shoulder Pain Relief I was at my sailing club and a man was sitting watching the water, rubbing his painful shoulder.  I asked him what was wrong and he said he had a sore shoulder for the past three months. He told me he desperately wanted to find some pain relief. He loves to sail and this sore shoulder pain was preventing him from going out on the water.  He said he had already… Continue Reading

Sports Injuries Caused By Tight Muscles

Sports Injuries Caused By Tight Muscles

Sports Injuries and Tight Muscles Sports injuries are commonplace, and many of them could be prevented if the athlete took some simple precautions. Regardless of the sport you enjoy, the repetitive motions involved will cause your muscles to tighten and ultimately you may suffer from an injury that keeps you out of the game.  The problem is the spasms are shortening the muscle, but since the muscle is still attached to a bone (usually at… Continue Reading

Triceps Extension Exercise Causing Shoulder Pain

Triceps Extension Exercise Causing Shoulder Pain

As you may already know, I (Julie) am the Repetitive Strain Expert on All Experts.  Through the years I’ve had several hundred messages from people in pain and can’t figure out what is causing the problem. Today I had a message from a man who was doing a triceps extension exercise and now has pain in his shoulder whenever he moves it.  He’s upset because he hasn’t been able to work out for over two… Continue Reading

The Cause and Relief for Neck Pain and Headaches

The Cause and Relief for Neck Pain and Headaches

Headaches are a common complaint for millions of people, so it is important to explore the muscles that cause neck pain by impacting your cervical vertebrae, your spinal cord, and how your skull rests on the supporting vertebrae. A muscle called Levator Scapulae is the culprit for a great deal of neck pain and headaches.  This is especially true for cyclists, house painters, and anyone who spends hours with his/her shoulders lifted and head tilted… Continue Reading

How to Relieve Knee Pain

How to Relieve Knee Pain

The Tour de France is on, so today’s quick tip is how to relieve knee pain for cyclists. Tight quadriceps cause knee pain and are also involved in low back pain. The reason is because your quadriceps originate either on the tip of your anterior pelvis (the rectus femoris muscle) or along your thigh bone, with all four of the muscles merging into the tendon that crosses over your kneecap – the patella tendon. When the… Continue Reading

Calf Muscle Pain While Playing Tennis or Running

Calf Muscle Pain While Playing Tennis or Running

Calf muscle pain can stop you short, preventing you from playing your sport, and potentially causing serious injury. Recently, #5 seed Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon due to a left calf injury.  This has a serious impact not only on this one important match, but on his tennis career.  It also has an impact on the game of tennis since calf muscle pain is a problem that can stop any player suddenly, and… Continue Reading

Emergency Calf Cramp Treatment

Calf cramps are caused by several different conditions, such as dehydration and mineral deficiency.  These each need to be addressed to prevent future calf cramps, but when your calf spasms wake you with a jolt at night or send you crashing to the ground in agony, you need a solution NOW! And, stretching is definitely NOT the first thing to do. Calf Cramp Emergency Treatment: A muscle always contracts 100% before releasing.  Once started, a calf… Continue Reading

Relieve Severe Hip Pain from Driving

Severe hip pain from driving long distances can cause referred pain all the way down your leg and into your foot! The muscles deep within the hip joint, the gluteus minimus and gluteus maximus, contract when sitting. Then as you go to stand up the muscles place a tight strain on both the pelvis and the top of the thigh bone. The pain feels like someone is pushing a dull knife into your hip joint!  It’s awful and why I refer to… Continue Reading

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