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Anatomy of the Glenohumeral Joint

Don’t Shoulder the Pain

The shoulder is an interlocking system of bones, joints, cartilage, tendons and fluid that allows us to lift anything from a pen to a child. But unfortunately, this complicated system is also vulnerable to injury, pain, overwork or even just

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Opioids and Pain Pills

Massage: An Alternative to Opioids

Recent scientific studies suggest that massage therapy may be a viable alternative to opioids in management of chronic pain. The Opioid Crisis The National Institute of Health estimates that the opioid crisis costs the US nearly $79 Billion per year

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Teres Major and Minor

The Teres Major and Teres Minor Muscles

The Teres Major and Teres Minor muscles lie at the bottom outside edge of the shoulder blades (scapulae). Teres Minor is one of the four muscles of the “rotator cuff.” Teres Minor This muscle acts as the “little brother” of

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The Supraspinatus Muscle

The Supraspinatus Muscle

The Supraspinatus Muscle is located on the superior (upper) portion of the scapula. It is one of the four muscles that makes up the “rotator cuff.” “Supra” means “above;” “spinatus” means “spine.” The name, “Supraspinatus” tells us that this muscle

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Location of the Infraspinatus Muscle

The Infraspinatus Muscle

The Infraspinatus muscle is one of the four infamous “rotator cuff” muscles. It is located on the largest surface of the scapula, or shoulder blade. On the posterior (back) side of the scapula, there is a bony “spine” where several

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