It’s SHOCKING how many people out there are training and lifting through shoulder pain without a real solution to end the pain, This is totally for you if you are suffering silently with shoulder pain or “shoulder impingement pain” at the gym. I know because I am a witness to this every other day when I hit the gym and because I also struggled with impingement pain for years, UNTILL I stumbled upon an eyeopening discovery by chance that I read in an old sports medicine textbook. I happened to pick up this book at a book sale (can’t remember the name and unsure if it’s still in print anymore) .. anyway this book CHANGED my older more complicated system of treating impingements into a simple three step stretching solution that helped release my own shoulder impingement completely after (3) 20 minute stretching sessions that I was able to do on my own! I didn’t realize I had a major BREAKTHROUGH until I tested this approach with 97 impingement cases at the Allcare Physical Therapy Brooklyn clinic starting that July 5th 2014. I knew I was on to something when 3 TOP Orthopedic Surgeons from NYU and Beth Israel Hospital called me dying to find out “whats the secret to saving their most chronic shoulder impingement patients from arthroscopic surgery”. Today you are in LUCK, if you read every single word carefully on this page… and I will not only unveil my secret weapon to fix shoulder impingements FREE, I will literally show you how to do it yourself without needing anymore injections or heavy pain medications and teach you what to do to prevent any re-injury so you can begin to lift weights at the gym again PAIN-FREE…
Only continue if you are super serious about fixing your shoulder impingement so you can be better right NOW! Do not waste your time reading if you are afraid of a little bit of work. Because this an ACTIVE approach you will have to do a few minutes of concentrated stretching on your own to heal yourself. Ok?
By the way this is NOT for you if you want more smoke in mirrors PASSIVE approaches like massage , Chiropractic adjustments or injection therapy..This is only for the person who is ready to get to full PAIN-FREE recovery not just temporary relief.
Ok before I give you my magic pixie dust formula for releasing any shoulder impingement , no matter how long you have had it, I need to ask you some serious questions… Ready? Make sure you really reading this and stop focusing on that something else… I mean it this is extremely important IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE HELPED BY THIS method… ok here goes I trust you are fully committed by now so lets read through question # 1 – 4 below…
- Are you tired of taking strong pain killers or getting cortisone injections and getting no where?
- Has the Orthopedic Doctor already gave you the “kiss of death answer” telling you to STOP LIFTING WEIGHTS Arrrrghhhh !!!
- Have you already tried expensive smelly creams and ointments to get natural pain relief only to get short term relief ?
- Did you tried and failed with Passive approaches like Acupunture, Adjustments or did the Orthopedic Surgeon tell you MUST have surgery or else?
If you answered yes to any 2 of these questions, then you will be blown away with what you will read here… Lets keep going
What If I told you there was a FREE, FAST AND EASY precise exercise system that you can apply to yourself right now so you could skip another trip to the Doctor, AND you could put those heavy pain medications back in the medicine cabinet for good… Oh did I mention you could BE BETTER RIGHT NOW… would you be interested?
You Have Nothing To Loose And EVERYTHING To Gain- IF You Really Want To Avoid Injections, Medications or Surgery
Before I pull back the curtains and give you my shoulder impingement 3 step SIMPLE FIX I want to tell you a short story so you can see WHY this really works. When you know WHY you have your shoulder impingement pain the treatment will make so much more sense. Being that I am a Physical Therapist I always feel obligated to help others in pain, so I will usually walk up to strangers at the gym and show them HOW TO FIX their own chronic shoulder pain in minutes for free! Why do I do that? Sometimes I feel like I am doing missionary work… being a Brooklyn Physical Therapist I feel that most of the treatments for pain focus on PASSIVE methods that generally fail so I decided that sharing Allcare ‘s unique Active Approach is so much more effective. I love seeing people find a solution for chronic pain especially when THEY were told that it is un-fixable without a surgery or an injection!
Oh … I almost forgot here’s the short story that will help you really understand why our approach works so amazingly well. Ok, a friend of a friend of my wife her name is Sandra (37 years old) was over for coffee last month. I briefly introduced myself as we got to chit chatting and preparing my gym bag on the way out. When I told her I was a Physical Therapist she started rambling about how her left shoulder was in so much pain after a workout and that her arm would get stuck in the middle of an overhead range of movement. This would limit her ability to lift weight overhead so she had to quit the gym. she was diagnosed with a chronic “shoulder impingement.” by her Orthopedist 3 years ago and it all started from overdoing it at CROSS FIT. I remember her saying to me “sometimes my shoulder throbs for hours after a shoulder workout especially if I do push- ups or light chest presses.” “The Xrays and MRIS all said it was due to a biceps tendinitis and the cortisone injections only gave me temporary relief.” The Drs. said that she needed exploratory surgery, and did not guarantee that it would help. It seems that she lost all hope and was depressed, BUT I found her a solution that would not only give her relief but gave her FULL RECOVERY in 2 weeks…
I DON’T WANT SHOULDER SURGERY CAN YOU HELP ME?
BEFORE I got to dig for more information about Sandra’s chronic shoulder impingement pain, she posed the exact question above as I was literally opening the front door to leave for my workout…
My reply was impulsive but I stood behind it …I yelled “YES of course I can help you MOST IMPINGEMENTS ARE CAUSED BY WEAKNESS IN THE SHOULDER MUSCLES… NOT A BONE OR LIGAMENT (STRUCTURAL CAUSE ) So basically your issue doesn’t need to be fixed with SURGERY” …
A big sigh of relief came from her just like the a pressure cooker that just unlocked the relief valve. Will I be back to “normal”? she asked with an anticipatory reply because that’s not what the Orthopedist told me ..he said a bone is impinging the tendon and so that bone needs to be shaved down with surgery! Keep on reading every single word on the next few lines so that you can see exactly WHY I proved Sandra’s surgeon wrong…
MYTH– Shoulder Impingement Is Caused By The Arm Bone Pinching The Tendons Of The Shoulder Muscles
First of all your shoulder is really built for more movement or mobility and relies heavily on the shoulder muscles to get the job done. The rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are (the transmission of the shoulder) and their job is “pulling and turning the shoulder and arm bone” down to prevent the bones from smacking into the tendon when you lift the arm overhead above the horizontal. The impingement is a compensation due to a weak muscle action felt in the shoulder as people train their upper body at the gym or they do overhead exercises like skull crushers, military overhead presses or even the chest press.
TRUTH – There Are 3 Main Reasons Shoulder Impingements Happen.
Keep reading this is super important because here I will show you how important the muscles of the rotator cuff and middle back are to easily releasing you impingement pain AND preventing the impingement from happening again…
Reason # 1: REPETITIVE STRAIN AND OVERUSE (ROTATOR CUFF STRAINS)- Why do overhead athletes (weight lifters included here) get shoulder impingements? Let’s imagine a tennis player or even a baseball pitcher. With time and repeated use the Rotator Cuff muscles (the transmission) of the shoulder begin to get overused fatigued and stop working so hard…kinda like a transmission of a car slipping out of gear.
Reason # 2 : TENDINITIS: Tendons can literally “get micro-tears” with overuse during heavy weight training exercises, and signs of impingement and shoulder pain happen as a result of this. Tendons can dry up and shrivel at the endpoint as we age. Think of tendons as rubber bands, and rubber bands loose elasticity when stretched over and over especially when they are overloaded with throwing or overheadlifting activities. Rotator Cuff tendons rely on lubrication from a blood supply and as we age that blood supply becomes less efficient so that maybe a partial cause the impingement as well.
Reason# 3: POOR MUSCLE BALANCE: The muscles of the middle back (thoracic spine) and shoulder blade (scapula) are the main stabilizers that hold the shoulder bones in good alignment and prevent the rotator cuff muscles from being overworked or strained when we lift weights overhead at the gym. Actually when they are properly trained in the gym they kick in to gear with our overhead press or arm raises and PREVENT shoulder impingement from happening.
Did you understand that? Good… Pretty straight forward and proven in the Physical Therapy research…
So WHY don’t most Doctors explain it this way?
Most Doctors rely heavily on advanced imaging like Xrays Mris or CAT-Scans to tell them what is happening inside your body and those tests have their place BUT many times those tests give the Dr. a False Positive ( they give information about a structure that’s torn or ripped when that structure may NOT be the generator of the functional pain)
Physical Therapists Use Active and Passive Movement Examination to figure out WHAT maybe the driver or source of your pain and they can usually help fix it because many studies have proven that in a case where there was no real trauma( fall or dislocation) there is just some weak muscles and overused imbalanced joints that have been compromised causing the pain.
Great News …90% of People In Pain Can Heal Without Injections Medications or Surgery…
Here is some researched based medical facts that will help you in your decision to try SELF HELP without medications injections or surgery…
- Do all shoulder impingements require surgery?
No. Physical Therapy can help 90% of people regain normal function by reducing stiffness around the injured muscles and joint and strengthing the surrounding muscles.
The other 10% have a TRUE structural problem like a bone spur that most likely needs to be shaved down with surgery, and this is called a sub-acromial Decompression Surgery…
- Can small micro tears become larger over time?
Yes, but SO WHAT there are plenty of other shoulder stabilizer muscles that do the work to help you lift and use your arm for normally for every day function and they help you lift weight overhead in the gym.
- Do I need an MRI of my shoulder if the pain has not gone away?
No, MRIs are just a test that tells us about structure. The MRI is good ONLY IF you have tried Physical Therapy, Acupuncture or Chiropractic and that therapy APPROACH failed to help. But remember this … just like there are great Doctors, there are also bad Doctors that may have missed the boat on your problem. Your Physical Therapist may have also failed to give you the right treatment method and you need to try another Physical Therapy method or approach that may solve your problem once and for all! So really don’t assume that you have tried everything just yet.
Just Like Grey Hair and Wrinkles – “ Your Inner Wrinkles Of Aging” Are Seen On An MRI And Is Just The NORMAL Wear and Tear On Your Tendons, Muscles, Ligaments And Joints
In your lifetime expect to either develop “micro tendon tears” either rotator cuff tear, or severe tendinitis ( a freying and wear down) of your rotator cuff muscles – LIKE IS SAID TOTALLY NORMAL PART OF AGING!
HERE, I WILL GIVE YOU THE #1 SECRET TO MAKING SURE YOUR ROTATOR CUFF AND MIDDLE BACK MUSLCES STAY HEALTHY AND MAINTAINS PROPER BALANCE AS YOU AGE… Before that I want to tell you what happened to that friend of a friend of my wife remember Sandra who had a chronic shoulder impingement? I was able to determine that her “shoulder impingement” was really just a symptom of poor mobility in her upper middle back and so I gave her the three easy exercises I am about to share with you…
Heres how I did it and you can do the same …
The Secret To A Healthy Shoulder
Here You Go
My TOP Three Exercises That Will Keep Help Your Shoulder Impingement Be Better Right Now.
Oh .. There are some rules here before you begin. Understand that these are just suggestions based on years and years of trial and error AND 97 successful patients that I treated with this exact sequence. But I was able to personally coach each client through the pain and make sure they were done with total precision.
Remember if this makes your impingement worse ( increases the pain ) STOP and contact your Physical Therapist or call Allcare Physical Therapy at (718)673- 2014 and set up a FREE IMPINGEMENT CONSULT over the phone or skype.
Exercise # 1 (Shoulder Endrange Extension)
Reach behind you with your painful arm , and grab a surface like a tall sturdy chair or object with a straight locked out elbow, and face your body completely forward. Now that your arm is super straight start the exercise by kneeling down and you will begin to feel the stretch in the front of your painful shoulder. Now try to repeat this motion going up and down making sure to get to the end of the range of movement “going as deep as you can into the kneeling posture”
REPEAT 10 Times
What you will feel: You should feel a mild pull into the front of the shoulder. It will be relieved after each repetition…Note ( DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD A DISLOCATED SHOULDER OR ARM) …
Exercise # 2 (Thoracic Mobilization)
Begin this exercise by kneeling on your knee caps and rest your elbows on a chair or sturdy bench. Now place you hands together as if you are about to pray push your chest straight down to the floor. You will feel a pulling stretch under you arm pits and middle back area which is normal Now try to repeat this motion going up and down making sure to get to the end of the range of movement “going as deep as you can maintaining this kneeling posture”
REPEAT 10 Times
What you will feel: You should feel stretch to the middle back and arm pits of the shoulders. The stretch you feel should be relieved after each repetition…
Note ( DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD A DISLOCATED SHOULDER OR ARM)
STOP THE EXERCISE IF AFTER 10 REPS THIS MAKES YOUR IMPINGEMENT WORSE
Exercise #3 ( Sleeper Stretch )
Begin this exercise by laying on your painful shoulder, keep your elbow bent and now press your forearm down into your painful forearm and you will feel a stretch in the back of your painful shoulder right above your shoulder blade.
REPEAT 10 TIMES
What you will feel: You should feel a stretch to the back of the shoulder in the above the shoulder blade and deep in the painful shoulder. The stretch you feel should be relieved after each repetition…
Note ( DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD A DISLOCATED SHOULDER OR ARM)
STOP THE EXERCISE IF AFTER 10 REPS THIS MAKES YOUR IMPINGEMENT WORSE
PS: Don’t take our word for it see what a real patient with a Shoulder Impingement Pain In Brooklyn has to say about how she recovered from WITHOUT SURGERY AND WITHOUT MEDICATIONS. SHE HAD A GREAT PHYSICAL THERAPY EXPERIENCE AT ALLCARE PHYSICAL THERAPY OF BROOKLYN.
PPS: Get in touch if you have any questions about BROOKLYN SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT TREATMENTS at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you in immediately for a FREE no strings attached consultation(shoulder screening) to see if our unique approach will work for you. You must email your request in order to receive your FREE consultation
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