Tag Archives | rotator cuff tear

RESPECT THE KEYBOARD

RESPECT THE KEYBOARD If you type on any regular basis, you should drop your keyboard down below desk or table height. Today I saw two patients in my office who were using their laptop/keyboard on top of their desks or their tables at home. Seeing them and thinking through their symptoms reminded me of the fact […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Shoulder Bursitis; The End

  When all else fails…go see your primary care doc or your local orthopod. You’ve tried resting your shoulder. You made sure you didn’t lose range of motion. You’ve changed things around in your refrigerator and stopped drying your hair. You gave your t-ball aged kids up for adoption, quit your job and dropped your […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 7

  Going back to Shoulder Bursitis; Part 5, you can refresh your memory on how to modify some of those more activities you do every day, in order to protect your shoulder. Really, this is a basic tenet of treating the repetitive strain conditions from which we suffer as adults. (And don’t forget…the shoulder isn’t […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 6

Prescribing rest almost always affects the quality of a patient’s life. The definition of quality of life for you is different than for me. It’s different for a child than for an adult and it’s different for a skilled athlete than for a weekend warrior. For me, right now, in order to be able to […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Shoulder Bursitis; Part 5

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 5

Here are some examples of how you can modify those simple, everyday activities I mentioned in the last blog.  Make these modifications to keep from hurting, and therefore damaging, your rotator cuff; 1)      Lower the items you lift from higher to lower shelves. Use step stools to reach the things you can’t lower. Move things […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Shoulder Bursitis; Part 4

Shoulder Bursitis; Part 4

    The next step is to pay attention to the activities which cause your pain. The earlier you catch this, the more quickly you can get better if you just have bursitis or tendonitis. In general most rotator cuff tears are not going to get well. But I think if you deal with this […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }