• The Modern Workspace and Neck Pain

    The modern workforce has undoubtedly transitioned into being more virtually connected over the last few years which has changed the way we view the workspace. Many people went from a formal office to a makeshift home setup during 2020. As a result we have seen an uptick in complaints of neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and postural changes that can have a significant negative impact on general quality of life. As people have transitioned to working from home, many have overlooked or even a…

  • Why Neck Pain Should Never Be Ignored

    Neck pain is a common occurrence with up to about 21% of people suffering from neck pain annually. Office and computer workers have a significantly higher incidence of neck pain, and as many of us have adapted to working from home we are seeing neck pain become more prevalent (which probably isn’t surprising). Some cases of neck pain resolve on their own but in most cases neck pain is either episodic or even chronic. Intervention is key to getting out of the painful loop and resolving the tensio…

  • Prepare for the Repair - What to Expect with Rotator Cuff Repair

    Rotator cuff repair is the second most common soft tissue surgery performed in the US. Some reports predict that we will see more than half a million rotator cuff repairs annually as of 2021. So, shoulder pain and dysfunction leads many people into the surgeon’s office. But this leads to a lot of questions about what the surgery actually is, and what to do for before and after the repair. The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons of 4 different muscles that exist around the shoulder blade. Th…

  • Impingement Syndrome

    Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common diagnosis for those dealing with insidious onset, or “out of nowhere,” shoulder pain. Impingement syndrome accounts for roughly half of all shoulder pain complaints. Symptoms typically include pain when reaching up or overhead, pain when lowering your arm from a raised position, tenderness to deep pressure around the front or side of the shoulder, pain when reaching behind the back, or pain when lying on the shoulder, among others. In sports this may a…

  • Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Pain

    Dealing with an achy shoulder? Noticing a pinch when you're trying to move your shoulder, or having stiffness or decreased range of motion? Shoulder pain is nothing that should be ignored. The sooner your shoulder pain is addressed will prevent those symptoms from worsening, avoiding probable tissue damage and preventing surgery. There are times, of course, that you will just sleep wrong and wake up with a stiff or sore shoulder. However, if that stiffness and soreness lasts more than a day or…