Dresher PT: How to Relieve Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

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DECEMBER 2019

THE SOLUTION TO YOUR PAIN IS IN YOUR ROTATOR CUFF

Many shoulder injuries result from tasks requiring heavy lifting or repetitive reaching motions. Along with manual labor jobs, work around the house such as cleaning gutters or hanging up wet clothes are

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In addition, athletic pursuits like weightlifting, swimming, and tennis can unfortunately lead to shoulder injuries. Along with these activities, passive movements can also be a problem. If you have continuous poor posture, the improper positioning of your shoulders, can make you more vulnerable to neck and rotator cuff injuries. Know the Warning Signs All of us experience occasional aches and pains from doing too much, which does not necessarily mean a chronic problem is emerging. However, when those pains don’t go away, or when the discomfort has certain characteristics, it’s important not to ignore them, and seek help. If you keep experiencing shoulder clicking or “popping,” for example, it may indicate a more serious problem in the shoulder area. THE SOLUTION TO YOUR PAIN IS IN YOUR ROTATOR CUFF INSIDE : • Use It Or... LOSE IT! • Free Injury Screening! (continued from outside)

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Sharp pain should also be checked out with your physical therapist, as this means the shoulder joint is not moving in good alignment. There are also more easily-ignored symptoms, like a dull pain that runs along the side of your arm, or sudden arm weakness whenever you try to carry something or reach for an object. You should definitely not ignore these symptoms. If you are experiencing shoulder, elbow or wrist pain and need relief now, contact the professional therapists at Dresher Physical Therapy for a chance at a pain free and active life! Working With A Physical Therapist To Improve Rotator Cuff Strength Can Significantly Reduce The Severity Of Your Pain. Call us today to address your shoulder, neck and/or arm pain once and for all!

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You can certainly ease problems associated with shoulder injury through medical attention and physical therapy. However, protecting your shoulders in the first place is always the best strategy. Make sure your posture is the best it can be at all times, whether it’s while you’re relaxing in your favorite chair, standing in line, hitting the gym, or working long hours at your desk. Think “up and back,” because letting the weight of your head and trunk rest forward puts pressure in all the wrong places, including your shoulders. Positioning yourself before sleep is also crucial; resting on your favorite side when the weight is on your shoulder can definitely create shoulder impingement over time. Avoid any positions where your arm is over your head while sleeping. You’ll additionally reduce wear and tear on your shoulders by being more mindful of how you use them. Does your job or sport absolutely require repetitive lifting, reaching or swinging? If so, it’s helpful to get coaching from a physical therapist—or even an actual coach—about how to reduce the strain on your shoulders by shifting your positioning and using correct technique. Along with positioning your body more efficiently to perform tasks, it’s also helpful to strengthen your shoulder muscles for light but frequent daily chores as well as strenuous, repetitive motions. Try to do a combination of some basic exercises a few times a week, in order to strengthen a range of muscles, including those in your rotator cuff region. A comprehensive evaluation from your physical therapist will determine the correct set of exercises for your specific problem. These exercises may include strengthening, ROM (range of motion) , stretching and/ or postural control exercises. A moderate but consistent approach to exercise of the rotator cuff can keep your shoulders, neck and arms in peak shape for all of life's daily activities and recreational pursuits! If you have questions about an aching shoulder or wondering if you are setting yourself up for injury, give us a call to speak with one of our physical therapists today. Your shoulders will be happy you did!

Sources: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00327 http://www.moveforwardpt. com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=95bd746b-b25f-46f5-8373-fb56c9f6b46a

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HEALTHY RECIPE Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Carrots

sliced into 1/2” pieces • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar • 1 tsp. chopped rosemary leaves • 1 tsp. chopped thyme leaves • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper

INGREDIENTS • 3/4 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 2 large carrots, peeled and

• 1/2 c. toasted pecans • 1/2 c. dried cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400°. Scatter vegetables on a large baking sheet. Toss with oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the vegetable are tender, shaking the pan halfway through. Before serving, toss roasted vegetables with pecans and cranberries. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. This dish is perfect for your holiday vegetable side dish.

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ATTENTION ROTATOR CUFF PAIN SUFFERERS! OUR NEW WORKSHOP SERIES IS HERE!

• Do you have shoulder pain when reaching or lifting? • Does shoulder pain interrupt your sleep pattern? • Do you avoid certain tasks or hobbies because of limited motion or pain in your shoulder?

ROTATOR CUFF PAIN WORKSHOP

Dresher PT’s Blue Bell Office - 7 East Skippack Pike Suite 250, Ambler, PA 19002

*The Blue Bell office is located on the corner of Butler and Skippack Pikes, next to CVS and caddy-corner from the Broad Axe Tavern

FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP TUESDAY, DEC. 10 TH @ 6:00PM

Come to the Rotator Cuff Pain Workshop and Learn: 1. The Biggest Mistake Rotator Cuff Pain Sufferers Make 2. The Three Most Common Causes For Rotator Cuff Pain 3. Strategies to Reduce Shoulder Pain naturally without medication, injections or surgery

Call us today to reserve your spot at our FREE Rotator Cuff Pain Workshop as there are a limited number of seats available! Call 267-419-8160 OR register online at: www.dresherpt.com Just look for the Workshops tab at the top of our homepage!

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