a skeletal model with a highlighted area over the shoulder, indicating a painful trigger point

Shoulder pain is very common and tends to recur despite medical treatment [5]. When assessing the shoulder, we consider all sources of shoulder pain, from joint dysfunction, endocrine disorders (including diabetic shoulder pain) and muscule/tissue origins of pain, such as frozen shoulder and myofascial pain syndrome, which is associated with trigger points. Trigger points are…

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Man grimacing in pain with shoulder highlighted with text bubble saying pain series - frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common condition, with several contributing factors. Treatment can vary from person to person, but this article will outline the basics of what you need to know. Shoulder Anatomy The shoulder involves four joints and many muscles. The shoulder is capable of various movements including flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, rotation and a…

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musculoskeletal model with shoulder muscles exposed and text bubble saying shoulder pain in diabetics

When assessing patients at Absolute Health and Wellness, we often see shoulder issues. We also commonly see patients with Diabetes or another type of blood sugar dysregulation. It’s important as practitioners, and patients alike, to realize there is a connection between shoulder issues and diabetes. Knowing how they relate helps provide our patients the best…

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