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Can I Get a Massage if I Have a Rotator Cuff Injury?

December 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jupiterstem @ 2:32 pm
man getting shoulder massaged

It goes without saying that 2020 has been one of the most universally stressful years in recent memory. So, as you can imagine, people are eager to do anything they can to relax both their minds and bodies. For many, massage is just what the doctor ordered, as this allows them to chill out for an hour or so while a professional literally works out any areas of tension. But, if you have a rotator cuff injury, is getting a massage a good idea? Will it help with the healing process, or could it make things worse? The answer is actually both, and we’ll explain more in today’s blog.

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3 Quick At-Home Exercises to Soothe a Rotator Cuff Tear

October 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jupiterstem @ 1:53 pm
older woman stretching their shoulder on the floor

Millions of Americans experience rotator cuff tears as a result of their job, sports, or an accident. It is one of the most common injuries, and the healing process can be quite long because the shoulder is needed for so many everyday movements, meaning it’s easy to reaggravate the muscles if you aren’t careful. Thankfully, if you’re currently dealing with this issue, you don’t have to just sit at home idly waiting for your next doctor appointment or pill. Here are 3 quick and easy exercises you can use to ease the pain and stiffness associated with a rotator cuff tear.  

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Which is Better for Osteoarthritis: Heat or Cold?

July 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jupiterstem @ 11:52 am
man applying gel pack to elbow with osteoarthritis

For the millions of people dealing with osteoarthritis, one of the first questions they ask themselves in the morning is, “Heat or cold?” Applying heat or cold is an effective, quick, and very convenient way to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness, but is one better than the other? And, what are the best ways to use either method? We answer both of these questions and more in today’s blog.

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What Happens When Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Left Untreated?

May 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — jupiterstem @ 2:21 pm
person with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome holding their wrist

Most of the time, the initial symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are pretty minor, so rather than visiting a doctor and undergoing treatment, many people choose to simply ignore it. They figure it will just go away on its own. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Left untreated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause a wide variety of issues beyond slight pain in the wrist and hand. Read on to learn what can happen if you try to “tough it out” through CTS.

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