Thread: shoulder injury
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:50 PM   #14
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
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Re: shoulder injury

Darin: you might have just bruised the A-C joint or slight strained it.

Tim: yours sounds like a shoulder impingement sydrome. The head of the shoulder is impinging the rotator cuff or bursa. One exercise that helps is to put your arm on a fixed object and then use the other arm to press the head of the shoulder downward gently a few times. If you are able to lift your arm farther after you are probably getting an impingement. The test is Hawkins-Kennedy. Hold your arm straight out in front palm up bend it at the elbow. Then turn your bend arm towards your center. If you get pain it's likely a shoulder impingement. The inferior glide helps, icing and not sleeping on the arm also helps. You may also need to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles.
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