Here are effective ways to strengthen your weak spots.
When an elite athlete like basketball legend Kobe Bryant or tennis icon Maria Sharapova suffers a rotator cuff injury, we all hear about it. But as my patients and I can vouch, sports stars aren't the only ones who deal with this common cause of shoulder pain.
One of the things that amazes me most is how neglected this vital region of our body is exercised and understood. When I go to the gym rarely do I see someone training the all-important rotator cuff (RTC) group or its synergists -- the scapular rotator/stabilizer group.
It doesn't matter how many experts drill it into our heads: We're seemingly addicted to our oversized handbags, despite the health consequences. Now, at least, we have someone to blame. Medical professionals in Britain have singled out Victoria Beckham for influencing the masses to purchase large purses similar to the ones she's photographed carrying, the Daily Express reports. "Poshitis," refers to the back and neck pain one gets from carrying a heavy purse.
I've recently found myself massaging my right shoulder, and feeling it ache when I lay awake at night. I discovered the culprit: my overloaded, overstuffed, overused purse.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, isn't as official as it sounds. Frozen shoulder just refers to shoulder pain that leads to restricted range of motion. It is a catch-all diagnosis for shoulder pain and immobility for which the underlying cause is unknown.
Those new to yoga may find it challenging to determine whether or not a class is rooted in the spirit and intention of authentic yoga practice, or if it's just another workout. Here are two questions to help you decide.