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Physical Therapy as Effective as Corticosteroid Injections for Relieving Shoulder Pain, Disability

Manual physical therapy, by trained physical therapists, and subacromial corticosteroid injections provided equal and notable improvement in pain and function among people with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome. Unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome includes several painful conditions related to the shoulder, such as rotator cuff syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis and bursitis.

In a study published […]

Five Tips for Staying Sports Injury-free

Exercise and fitness are important at all ages. Especially aging baby boomers find regular exercise is vital for bone, heart and muscle strength. The trick, as we age, is to remain injury-free. Unfortunately, baby boomers, who range in age from 50 to the late 60s, are at higher risk for certain injuries compared to younger […]

Pain Is Most Common Reason for Doctor Visits; Yet, Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is the most common reason people go to their physicians. Ironically, few physicians have received adequate training to help patients who suffer from chronic pain, according to an article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.

An estimated 100 million people in the United States are living with chronic pain. A 2011 […]

Postmenopausal Women Might Have Rotator Cuff Tears and Not Know It

Italian researchers studying women before and after menopause found postmenopasual women had nearly three times the number of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears compared to premenopausal women.

This finding, published June 10, 2013 online in the journal Menopause, could present an opportunity to prevent what could later become symptomatic, painful shoulders among women, the researchers […]