2 posts categorized "Tendonitis in the Shoulder"

July 09, 2007

NyteTyme Immobilizer

There are SO many products on the market today that promise to relieve your shoulder pain, and it is often difficult to wade through the exaggerations in order to find those that are actually going to be helpful and worthwhile. The NyteTyme Immobilizer is definitely one worth "wading" for.
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In an earlier post I referenced a nighttime shoulder brace that had amazing results in a study at The American College of Sports Medicine, and this is the brace I was talking about. The Immobilizer acts to simulate the natural position of the shoulder in the daytime, avoiding the normal nighttime shoulder positions that cause the chronic pain by pinching important parts of the joint.

The results of using the Immobilizer are amazing both because of the brace's effectiveness, and also its speed. As I mentioned before, patients only had to use the brace for a month before they saw drastic results when compared to traditional shoulder pain treatments.

The Immobilizer is a treatment option that gives hope to those who had given up on relief of their chronic shoulder pain as a result of a rotator cuff tear or other shoulder condition.   

January 29, 2007

Shoulder Tendonitis

A tendon is a cord which connects muscle to bone or other tissue. Most tendonitis is a result of the wearing process that takes place over a period of years, much like the wearing process on the sole of a shoe which eventually splits from overuse. Tendinitis is inflammation (redness, soreness, and swelling) of a tendon. The rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon become inflamed, usually as a result of being pinched by surrounding structures.

Generally, tendinitis can be categorized as follows:

    * acute tendinitis caused by excessive use.

    * chronic tendinitis resulting from degenerative disease or use.