Shoulder pain is a major complaint in many people, not just athletes, and to successfully correct the problem one must look far beyond the shoulder itself. In this video I discuss the majority of the muscles that make up the shoulder joint and their relationship to common injuries that occur in the shoulder girdle area.
Common injuries to the rotator cuff are described in detail, as well as how to assess each muscle and perform basic trigger point therapies. Frozen shoulder problems are also discussed in this video, as many people suffer from this common injury in which the shoulder cannot freely move in the manner in which it is designed.
At the end of this video I demonstrate two easy rehabilitation exercises you can do to help regain the strength and mobility back in your shoulder!
Please check out the Trigger Point Therapy article and video if you need more information regarding this subject.
Also please read the Sock Doc First Aid For Injuries series to understand why it is often disadvantageous to ice, heat, stretch, or take NSAIDs for this, or any, injury.