Shoulder and arm pain when reaching: The case of Lori H.

Arm pain, Bursitis, Neuromuscular therapy, Repetitive strain, Rotator cuff, Shoulder pain / Monday, June 22nd, 2009

shoulderphotoLori H., a professional woman in her fifties, complained in her Pilates class in my Neuromuscular Therapy center near Boston that she couldn’t lift her arm or reach without pain. The pain in her shoulder was often sharp and radiating into her upper arm.

Lori had worked standing at a counter for twenty years and, because she is short, she had to lift her arms repetitively to do her work. Her job also called for reaching to remove and replace items on shelves. She thought it might be bursitis and said that she was going to try chiropractic to see if that would help. I recognized the symptoms and suggested that first she try Neuromuscular Therapy for a rotator cuff problem, specifically, supraspinatus tendon impingement.

Lori had two Neuromuscular Therapy treatments with significant relief.