The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

A painful shoulder in sports is one of the most common complaints. Athletes, especially young overhead athletes, suffer from shoulder pain at higher numbers than non-athletes. Shoulder pain doesn’t discriminate. Painful shoulders affect all genders, ages, and sports. If you suffer from shoulder pain, your actions in and out of your sport may be contributing…

If you missed part I, check it out NOW!!  This continued series is meant to provide infoMany misconceptions exist about the shoulder and are held by coaches, parents, athletes, health care professionals, etc. These need to stop immediately, like people who go to the restroom and lay their pants on the ground…I’m not a germaphobe, but…

Since I started writing for Swimming World and Swimmer Magazines I receive many e-mails and questions about shoulder pain. These questions range from common sense to abstract questions, but have forced me to study and research everything about the shoulder. Many people feel the shoulder is a complex joint, but I’m here to tell you…