Common Types of Shoulder Pain
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Rotator cuff tear
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder strain/sprain
The emergence of CrossFit, or constantly varied functional movements done at a high intensity, in some cases has led to a greater incidence of injuries. Often this involves movements performed with poor form under a high load.
Dr. Jason Fidler has himself been CrossFitting for 8+ years and understands the demands these workouts place on shoulders in particular. He works with CrossFitters from across the NYC, as well as the adventure racing and triathlete communities, to prevent and treat injuries sustained through such demanding workouts.
Shoulder injuries, like back pain, can result from a variety of issues and are often misdiagnosed. While there may be pain or a significant injury present in the shoulder, the mechanics of getting into a good position are often what lead to the shoulder suffering the injury. This will be scrutinized thoroughly in order to make sure the injury does not reoccur.
If there is an impingement, or pain with overhead movements, then one of the most effective treatments is Active Release Techniques® (ART), which Dr. Fidler is certified in and has practiced for several years. ART® is a manual technique that mobilizes the affected tissue to remove adhesions and scar tissue, which are the lead cause of shoulder impingement.