General Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is a complex and relatively unstable joint that every person uses extensively on a daily basis. There are many muscles and forces that act on the shoulder, and when any of these is overactive or underactive, problems can arise.
Caused of general shoulder pain are extensive and can be due to injuries of the many muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, cartilage, or bones that make up the shoulder complex. Stress, compensation from past injury, or inflammation due to poor biomechanics is often the cause of continued general shoulder pain.
Though shoulder pain can have many different root causes, it is often associated with raised shoulders. Dropping the shoulders will almost always create more joint space and relieve the stress and pain in the shoulder.
Use this application to create a gentle reminder to keep good posture and relax the shoulder muscles to bring the shoulders down into a healthier position. Regardless of the source of shoulder problem, this application can greatly reduce the pain and improve biomechanics. Use this app in combination with other more specific shoulder applications for the best effect.
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When you are trying to alleviate a point of pain or provide a lifting support (like to the knee) you would use more tension. The higher tension allows the tape to lift the skin more over the point of pain which will help reduce the pain by decreasing pressure in that area and will provide excellent "brace-like" support for the knee.
I tried this on my shoulder to minimize my shoulder pain, and now I can't sleep at night with the pain going twice as hard now on my head also and right neck
this stuff is awesome. loving it
Chris, I really admire your videos. Very clear, to the point, and excellent explanation for each step. Brent, OT Chicago
Thanks for the reply! Very cool - sounds like there are lots of ways to apply the tape!