Are you concerned that you shoulder pain could be something a little more serious than you first thought?
Has your shoulder pain been getting worse as time goes by?
If so then you’ve come across a great article that will put to rest any questions about what it is you have plus …
Steps you can take right now to recover at home.
Because I want to tell you about the top 6 signs of a torn rotator cuff with specific guidelines to heal with incredible speed.
Let me explain something about your rotator cuff…
That many people are completely in the dark about.
Are you one of those people who always thought that your rotator cuff is only one muscle?
If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Most people use the term rotator cuff as if it is just one small muscle in the shoulder region.
Be sure to check out this great resource on rotator cuff problems and damage.
When in fact, your rotator cuff is comprised of four individual muscles that move together to help you lift your arms upwards, outwards and back down again.
- Teres minor
We rely on these muscles to help us do simple tasks around the house, at work in the sports arena.
And it’s not until we can’t carry on with our daily routine that we actually start listening to our bodies and take the pain seriously.
Let’s look at example to see which muscles help us perform specific movements.
Any time you raise your arm away from your body, this is the workings of your Supraspinatus muscle.
How about when you throw a ball?
This is all possible because and thanks to your Subscapularis muscle at work.
Then when you go to catch a ball out in front of you or you extend your arm to retrieve an item on a high shelf, this is workings of your Infraspinatus muscle.
And last but not least…
Your Teres minor muscle.
The primary function of the smallest muscle that makes up your rotator cuff is to provide stability and allow your arm to perform external rotation.
Because these four muscles all work together to allow you to do the most basic of movements…
An injury to any one of these four muscles can result in severe shoulder pain and a significant decrease in your arm’s range of motion and/or flexibility.
And when this occurs, you are more likely to avoid actions, movements or sporting activities that cause your shoulder pain to flare up.
Is this the case for you?
Now before I tell you about 4 simple steps that you can do right now to heal your shoulder pain at home …
It is important that you are aware of the 7 common signs of a rotator cuff injury:
- When sleeping at night, rolling onto your affected shoulder causes severe discomfort and gets in the way of you getting a good nights rest
- You’ve noticed a significant decrease in your shoulder strength when lifting your arm out in front of you or even out to your side
- Your shoulder sounds like a popcorn machine when you raise your arm out in front of you, out to your side or even when reaching behind your back.
- Your arm is not as flexible as it once was. Your arm’s range of motion has been severely impacted.
- You find it difficult to hold your arms up over head for longer than 30 seconds regardless of how heavy it is. For example, even painting a ceiling or rock climbing.
- You may even experience shoulder pain when reaching your hand out to shake someone’s hand.
- Reaching behind you to put on your coat or retrieving something from your back pocket is almost impossible without help from someone else. Not to mention the pain that it causes.
Here’s the thing …
This is by no means the be all and end all of rotator cuff signs but they are for sure the most common.
But here’s where most people end up going wrong when it comes to a full and complete recovery.
If you think that you can “buy” your way out of this injury, you can forget it.
Let me explain …
No amount of pain killers, shoulder braces, or even corticosteroid injections will help accelerate your healing time and allow for a complete recovery.
How do I know this?
Because I was in your shoes a few years back.
And I spent a small fortune and sought the quick and easy fixes but …
In the end they were a complete waste of time and money and…
They were only band-aid solutions that worked for a few days.
To be a little more specific, I am referring too …
Massage therapy, acupuncture, cortisone shots, muscle rubs and creams, Physio, shock wave treatment
None of them gave me a permanent fix.
And I don’t want you to get caught up in these temporary pain solutions unless
You have a money tree out back.
Even worse than flushing money down the toilet is doing nothing at all.
Or as I refer to it – the “sit around and wait for the grass to grow.”
Just think about it …
Why would just sit around and hope your shoulder pain goes away and magically gets better?
It’s sad to say but here’s what you must understand…
The longer you sit around doing nothing about your rotator cuff, the more damage you are doing to your rotator cuff muscles.
Especially if you continue with the movements and actions that was responsible for all this shoulder pain to begin with.
So what should you do?
Well here’s what worked for me – quite quickly!
Click on the button below where a short video tutorial will show you 4 easy steps you can do right now and…
They will quickly help dull your pain and speed up your healing time.
And want to know the best part?
Everything you need to stop your shoulder pain and kickstart your recovery can already be found in your home.
How awesome is that.
Go ahead and watch the video right now.
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