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Happy & Healthy Shoulders: 4 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Happy & Healthy Shoulders: 4 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

There’s no way around it: our shoulders do a lot for us. Any time you have to reach the top shelf, comb your hair, scratch a funny spot on your back, or swing a baseball bat, you should thank your shoulders for helping you get there. If you’re suffering from any kind of discomfort, there are a number of easy…

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Tips for Waking Up Well-Rested and with Happy Shoulders

Tips for Waking Up Well-Rested and with Happy Shoulders

Suffer from shoulder pain at night? You might find that your pain worsens at night when you try to sleep—especially if you’re recovering from a shoulder injury. There are a number of reasons why your shoulders might hurt more at night. One common explanation is that during the day, our shoulders are being actively used in a vertical position. This…

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Protect Your Labrum: How to Identify a SLAP Tear

Protect Your Labrum: How to Identify a SLAP Tear

Your labrum is an important part of how your arm and shoulder move. If you’re not an orthopedic expert, you might not know exactly where your labrum is—or what it does. Simply put, your labrum is a piece of cartilage that forms a “cup” for the humerus to rotate within. The labrum deepens your shoulder’s socket and protects it from…

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Inhale, Exhale: 5 Tips for Shoulder Pain Relief

Inhale, Exhale: 5 Tips for Shoulder Pain Relief

Tension, stress, and even sleeping the wrong way can cause shoulder pain ranging from mildly inconvenient to downright agonizing. Our shoulders are an important part of our everyday life. That’s why it’s so important to take proper care of them, and address shoulder pain the minute we feel it start to come on. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulders,…

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Ask Dr. Joe: Does A Torn Rotator Cuff Require Surgery?

Ask Dr. Joe: Does A Torn Rotator Cuff Require Surgery?

When you reach for a glass on the top shelf, thank your rotator cuff for helping you get there. Your rotator cuff is an essential part of your arm’s mobility. It’s a group of four muscles that come together to “cuff” over the top of your upper arm bone. These muscles allow you to move your shoulder and rotate your…

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