Your rotator cuff is the group of four muscles that cause your should joint to rotate internally (toward your trunk) and externally (away from your trunk). When the rotator cuff muscles and other muscles associated with them get out of balance, either from under- over- or misuse, they begin to cause pain in your shoulder region. Tendinopathy refers to the tendons that attach rotator cuff muscles to the humerus bone and the suffix “opathy” meaning disease or disorder. Joint pain associated with muscle overuse often manifests in the tendons of the muscles that act on a particular joint.
Your muscles and your nervous system are intricately linked, governing posture, movement and balance. When muscle tension throughout your body is in optimal balance, your body naturally aligns and moves with mechanical efficiency, pain-free. Wear and tear on your muscles and nerves from repetitive daily activities including work and sports can cause some muscles to […]Read More (0)
Injury to the Achilles tendon is one of the most common athletic injuries, and it is no wonder, given the intense force loads the Achilles is subjected to during running and jumping. Achilles tendinopathy presents as pain, swelling and impaired function. With tendinopathy, damage to the tendon tissue is more serious than tendinitis, which is […]Read More (0)