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Misty, When does it hurt now? What makes it worse? Are there problems at night? Dr. C
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2012 on Rotator Cuff Injury Cycle at Shoulder Pain Talk
Mr. Jackson, That is an amazing story. Sepsis is to terrifying as a doctor, let alone someone who has had it. Also impressed by the 400pounds. That shoulder was really strong at one point. Our product is very very practical and therefore very effective. Our research, track record and testimonials all speak to how well the Rotatoreliever works. Our product will strengthen the foundation of the shoulder and prevent injury at night. That will improve function and relieve pain. It is that simple. We have a money-back guarantee. I would strongly recommend you try it. Also for the first 2 weeks you are on the system I recommend you lay your upper body workout. Good luck. Dr. C
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2012 on Enter to Win a ROTATORELIEVER at Shoulder Pain Talk
The shrink surgery has now fallen out of favor due to complications similar to yours. I recommend icing frequently and try a good rotator cuff strengthening program such as offered by my product the Rotatoreliever. I would hold off on more MRIs and surgery until you try. Good luck.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2012 on Shoulder Steroid Injection at Shoulder Pain Talk
John, This is going to sound like a wimpy answer but no if you have a good shoulder you should be fine with it. If you have a bad shoulder it is one of many movements that will hurt. Dr. C
Nik, I am not against steroid injections. They are a good band-aid. I think you will get some good relief. The relief however will be temporary unless you address the underlying problem: you need some more room in the subacromial space given that your have a bone spur on the underside of your acromion. I think you can so this by strengthening the rotator cuff. I think the best way to do this is with our product Rotatoreliever. We believe this will open up the space for the rotator cuff thereby eliminating pain and increasing your function. Good luck. Dr. C
Toggle Commented May 11, 2012 on Shoulder Steroid Injection at Shoulder Pain Talk
Physician and Shoulder Expert Shares Ten Tips for Alleviating Shoulder Pain Ten Things Anyone Suffering from Shoulder Pain Should Try before Going Under the Knife By Michael Carroll, M.D. Summer is fast approaching. We all have our visions of glory... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
WDIV in Detroit did a great piece on the rotatoreliever. Please check it out. Thanks. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Brian, Sounds like a labral tear. To diagnose you need an MRI arthrogram, not a plain MRI. This means you need dye injected into the joint followed by an MRI. The natural history of labral tears is not well known. Some will heal, others persist and cause no symptoms and some persist and cause symptoms (these need surgery). My product has about a 40% chance of working well for you. This is based on my experience not on published research. If it were me I would try my product (it has a money back guarantee). If you do not get a lot better then in my opinion you need surgery. Good luck. Dr. C
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2012 on Cost of Rotator Cuff Surgery at Shoulder Pain Talk
Judy, That is a new one. First make sure you are using the brace at night with a loose strap. Maybe you are getting too much traction on the arm. What makes the pain worse? Does the arm look different? Dr C
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2012 on ROTATORELIEVER News Coverage at Shoulder Pain Talk
Well, what can I say? The idea came to me in the middle of the night. From that point on this idea had me more than I had it. The rotatoreliever is practical. You treat yourself at home. It has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
One of things I am most proud of with the Rotatoreliever is how we have been able to reduce shoulder pain across the age span. The youngest has been my nephew, on the varsity crew team at Fordham Prep in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Honestly, patients think I am blowing them off when I tell them ice helps and they should ice twice daily for the joints that are hurting. Why does it work? Well at some point in the inflammatory process starts working... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
The shoulder is an amazing joint with an remarkable range of motion. We pay a price for that range of motion. The shoulder is inherently unstable. The ball and socket joint is comprised of a large ball resting on a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Yes, I do run this shoulder pain blog site that I do try to run as unbiased as possible, but (full-disclosure) I do run a company that sells Rotatoreliever. The rotatoreliever is the best, most effective, noninvasive and guaranteed shoulder... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
“We’ve lost Tom to golf.” This is what I heard as I was warming up for my weekly doubles league Tuesday night match. “Why” I asked, I had heard that his recovery from rotator cuff surgery was going well. His... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
NEAR DEATH BY SHOULDER not written by Agatha Christie “How the hell did this happen exactly!” my brain screamed. Anger initially prevailed over panic as my kayak wedged upside between 2 rocks and underneath a 400gallon per second rush of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
So, first of all if you want a strong shoulder then you have to have a strong base. The base of the shoulder is the rotator cuff. I see so many athletes and nonathletes that have muscle imbalance of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Ok. I am going to deviate from my typical subject matter of the painful shoulder. I am after all a family doctor and I see all kinds of problems every day. Recently I have had a number of guys complain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
People speak of the rotator cuff like it is a deep monster of the shoulder and when it rears its ugly head it needs to be beaten back with a surgeon's knife. The rotator cuff starts as 4 muscles attached... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
I have been on an 8 year journey. It started at 2AM in March of 2004. I had my euraka moment as my shoulder was screaming in pain as it had done for many of the previous nights. I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Boy, I really loved a recent article in the NYT that discussed. It quoted our country's foremost orthopedic surgeon who spoke to the overuse of a test that just does not help that much. Check it out at I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Shoulder Pain Talk
Sinead, Young and active. You should be easy to fix. The symptoms you mention are basically classic for rotator cuff problems. This is not surprising as this is the root cause of 90% of shoulder pain. Physiotherapy is good, but research suggests that the benefits do not last long. At this point you do need to treat this. Simply stated I think you need to lay off lifting weights with upper body for three weeks. During this time I would do one of 2 things. First option would be to use my product the Rotatoreliever. It treats day and night and has a money back guarantee. Works really well. If you really to not want to purchase I recommend jumping rope every day for about 5 minutes. Start this during your hiatus from upper body lifting and then continue as you resume lifting. Good luck. Dr. C
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2012 on Rotator Cuff Injury Cycle at Shoulder Pain Talk
Ryan, Your rotator cuff is relatively weak compared with your pecs, delt and trap. This causes problems. I recommend jumping rope for at least 20 minutes 4 times a week. Also lay off the upper body work out for a couple of weeks. Let the rotator cuff catch up with your other muscles. Good luck. If that does not work then try my product the rotatoreliever. Works really well. Dr. C
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Shoulder Steroid Injection at Shoulder Pain Talk
Cathy, I would regard the steroid injection as a great band aid. So, it does provide relief, but if you do not address the underlying problem then the pain will come back. How do you address the underlying problem? Get your rotator cuff really strong. I like my product for this. Check out the rotatoreliever. Our product has been remarkably successful. Good luck. Dr. C
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on Shoulder Steroid Injection at Shoulder Pain Talk
Allyson, That does not make a lot of sense to me. What did you xray or MRI show? Dr. C
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2011 on Shoulder Steroid Injection at Shoulder Pain Talk