The glenohumeral joint is the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. This joint works together with our collar bone (clavicle) and shoulder blade (scapula) to make up shoulder complex. The shoulder girdle includes multiple joints and muscles working together to provide lots of range of motion.
When working properly this full pain free range of motion allows us to do all sorts of athletic activities. While having highly mobile upper extremities is wonderful for activity you need to strike a balance between mobility and stability. The more mobility a joint has the less stability the same joint will have (and vice versa).
Often to maintain a stable shoulder caused the surrounding muscles and tendons to be overworked - leading to muscle strains, tendinitis, and bursitis. One key to shoulder health is a strong rotator cuff, proper posture, and appropriate activity mechanics.
Patients experiencing shoulder pain should be evaluated by a health care professional. Patients may gain relief and can enhance the treatment of shoulder injuries by using Mueller Kinesiology Tape.
Mueller Kinesiology Tape is designed to help increase the natural blood flow around your muscles, Mueller Kinesiology Tape features a revolutionary wave pattern adhesive that moves with your skin and muscles as you heal.
Apply it to the skin in patterns to mimic your muscle activation. Kinesiology tape can be effective in helping improve postural position and movement patterns during the recovery process.