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BioFreeze Pain Relieving Gel

biofreeze pain relieving gel

Biofreeze pain relieving gel

I use [easyazon-link asin=”B0041CZJWW”]BioFreeze[/easyazon-link] gel every day with my patients. It can be very effective in providing localized relief from shoulder pain.

BioFreeze pain relieving gel is made by Performance Health and it is one of the best gels on the market for treating shoulder aches and pains, but do check first with your doctor before use to ensure that it is suitable for your condition.

What is BioFreeze gel?

[easyazon-link asin=”B002J9HBXE”]BioFreeze[/easyazon-link] penetrates deep in to the skin and works with muscles to relieve pain. BioFreeze gel is green in colour and has a pleasant menthol aroma. It is cold when it is squeezed out of the tube, but it is quickly absorbed into the skin and provides a warm sensation and provides pain relief.

[easyazon-link asin=”B002J9HBX4″]BioFreeze[/easyazon-link] gels do not stain like many other similar products. BioFreeze is non-greasy, easy to apply and works fast.

How to use BioFreeze gel

The gel should be applied very sparingly on to the affected area at first and then increase coverage if required.

Applying too much at first can cause discomfort.

How does Biofreeze gel work?

BioFreeze gel provides relief to patients by increasing the blood flow and warming up the region. For better absorption of BioFreeze gel should be massaged well into the affected areas.

Biofreeze gel makes use of a technique called cryotherapy. Cryotheraphy is a technique that creates a cooling sensation that is transmitted through the nerve endings to the brain.

Biofreeze gel can be difficult to find at the local drug store but is available online from Amazon.

Advantages of BioFreeze gel include:

• Effective pain relief

• Non-greasy

• Non-staining

• Fast acting

• Convenient

BioFreeze is available as a gel in a variety of sizes ranging from a 3 0z tube. BioFreeze is also available as a roll-on and  as a spray

Other uses of BioFreeze gel

BioFreeze gel can also be used on other parts of the body, including treating pain in the hips, knees, elbows and back. It can also be used to combat the arthritis pain.

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Tim Allardyce DO MCSP SRP

Exercises For Shoulder Pain


Left Shoulder Pain In Women

What Causes Left Shoulder Pain In Women?

Left Shoulder Pain in Women

Left Shoulder Pain in Women

Left shoulder pain in women is more common these days and one reason is because many jobs women do today are computer based.

You may need to sit at the computer for hours on end each day. Poor sitting postures can lead to shoulder pain, but there could be more serious causes of left shoulder pain so you need to see a doctor in case your shoulder pain is a symptom of something more serious.

Left Shoulder Pain Heart Attack Symptom

Left shoulder pain needs immediate attention because it is one of the symptoms of heart attack.

If the pain is cardiac in nature, the pain radiates to chest, arm, neck and jaw. If left shoulder pain is combined with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath, you need immediate medical attention.

Left shoulder pain is not usually very serious in nature unless it is cardiac in nature but you do need to rule this out by getting proper medical attention. Left shoulder pain after a fall or accident should also be immediately seen by a doctor.

Other reasons for left shoulder pain in women

The other causes of shoulder pain in women are quite varied.  Shoulder pain can be due to arthritis, muscular cramps, damage to disc, gas problem or upper back pain radiating towards the shoulder.

Avoid lifting heavy objects till your pain is relieved. Apply ice packed in a cloth to your shoulder for five minutes.

You can repeat the same after 30 minutes, but don’t leave the ice on your shoulder for longer than 5 minutes. If you your shoulders immobile, it may lead to stiff or frozen shoulder. I have developed a complete shoulder pain relief program that you can get by clicking the link below.

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Women who work in office and are sure that their left shoulder pain is office related, can get relief by exercising regularly. There are some easy shoulder exercises that can be done at home. You don’t need to go to gym or get the help of a physical fitness trainer to do these exercises if you follow my program.

Shoulder Warm-up exercises

The first and foremost thing that you must remember is you should warm up your shoulders before doing the exercises. If you start exercising without warming up, your painful shoulder may be aggravated.

One of the first exercises that I show you is how to bend and swing your arms like a pendulum. It is important that you move your hands freely without any stiffness. It looks similar to an elephant moving its trunk and I call it the pendulum exercise.

pendulum exercise

Pendulum Exercise

Shoulder stretching exercises

Once you have done warm up exercises like the pendulum exercise you can proceed to do shoulder stretching exercises.

Stretching exercises are very helpful in relieving shoulder pain. Pull both your hands behind your back. Lock your palms together. Now stretch your hands as much as possible behind your back. Continue for ten counts and then relax for sometime.

Repeat the same rotating your left shoulder clockwise and anticlockwise will relieve you from the pain. You can also swing your left arm front and back in full swing slowly. This will loosen your shoulder joints.

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Exercising regularly will give you good relief from shoulder pain. Never repeat an exercise if you feel that it aggravates your pain. Stop the exercise immediately.

Kind Regards,
Tim Allardyce DO MCSP SRP

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11 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is suffered by many individuals and is associated with several common causes. It is crucial to identify the causes of your shoulder pain and get suitable treatment as early as possible. neck shoulder painKnowing what is causing your shoulder pain is vital to getting the right shoulder treatment quickly.

Common causes of shoulder pain

1.Bursitis or rotator cuff Tendonitis

Bursitis or rotator cuff Tendonitis is associated with tendonitis of the rotator cuff and is the main cause for shoulder pain.

2.Rotator Cuff Tear

Sometimes the tendons of the rotator cuff get parted out from the bone and results in tear out of rotator cuff. Shoulder surgery is often required for this condition and your Rotator Cuff Tear injury may worsen if left untreated.

3. Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder is also termed as ‘adhesive capsiliitis’ and is generally accompanied with firmness of the joints. Individuals suffering with this problem are typically advised to have physiotherapy and shoulder stretching exercises.

4. Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific Tendonitis occurs when calcium gets deposited inside the tendons and particularly rotator cuff tendons which are more prone to calcification. The  treatment given is based on the advancement of symptoms.

5. Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability is mainly associated with loose joint and may happen due to dislocation of the joint caused by severe injury or as a result of developed condition.

6. Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Dislocation happens when the top of the arm bone gets separated from scapula because of an injury.

7. Shoulder Separation

Shoulder Separation is unique type of shoulder dislocation and mainly caused due to the accidental breakeage of acromioclavicular joint and is also referred as AC separation.

8. Labral Tear

Labral Tears occurs in different forms and is cured by giving treatment at different levels depending on the extent of injury.

9. SLAP Lesion

SLAP Lesions are also associated with labral tear and it mainly happens when something falls onto an outstretched hand.

10. Arthritis

Unlike knee and hip arthritis, Shoulder arthritis is very rarely reported. Shoulder surgery may necessary for joint replacement if the Shoulder arthritis is severe.

11. Biceps Tendon Rupture

Biceps Tendon Rupture happens when the biceps tendons located behind the joint gets ruptured.

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Exercises For Shoulder Pain

Should you avoid doing exercises if you suffer from shoulder pain?

Is it safe to exercise with shoulder pain?shoulder pain swiss ball exercise

Are people right when they say you avoid doing exercises if you suffer from shoulder pain?

Pain is the body’s warning system, its way of letting you know something is wrong. Many people assume that because their shoulder is painful they should automatically avoid exercises that involve using the shoulder. Actually, for many shoulder conditions avoiding using shoulder can actually make your shoulder condition worse. However, as with any medical condition, do seek proper medical advice before undertaking exercises.

Shoulder pain warning signs

There are several shoulder pain warning signs you should be aware of, see this link for details

Shoulder Pain Warning Signs

If you suffer from shoulder pain that is severe or lasts for more than a few days you should seek medical advice, but usually doing shoulder stretches and carefully selected exercises under the supervision of a doctor or physiotherapists will actually help your shoulder rehabilitation.

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Tim Allardyce DO MCSP SRP
Exercises For Shoulder Pain


Do you suffer from shouder blade pain?

shoulder blade pain

shoulder blade pain

Wearing a bra has been implicated as possible causes of a range of problems from shoulder blade pain to indigestion, and back pain.

I’m not sure about indegestion, but as a physiotherapist I can tell you that a properly fitting bra can help prevent shoulder, neck and back pain.

Is your bra causing shoulder blade pain?

Someone once said that a bra is a bit like a suspension bridge…they both need to be well engineeered to give safe support. No two women are the same so there really is nothing better than having a proper bra fitting. You may be surprised that you aren’t even the size you thought you were, many women find that they have been wearing the wrong sized bra for years.bra shoulder blade pain

Over-tightening you bra may cause shoulder blade pain

If you suffer from shoulder blade pain your over-tightened bra may be the cause.

Most women don’t bother to have a proper fitting to get a bra that is right for them. So my advice is loosen your bra straps if you experience shoulder blade pain and do have a proper bra fitting.

For more information about shoulder blade pain, including how shoulder blade pain can be a warning sign of serious disease, see below:

Shoulder Blade Pain

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Exercises For Shoulder Pain


Are backpacks a threat to your child’s health?

Can backpacks cause shoulder, neck and back pain?shoulder, neck and back pain

As a new term starts and we pack our children off to school perhaps it is time to think about something that many of us take for granted, school backpacks.

Almost every child carry some kind of bag to school. But can the bag that the child was wearing actually be bad for the child health?

Can the backpack that your child is wearing be the cause of shoulder, neck and back pain either now or in the future?

Survery research on shoulder, neck and back pain caused by backpacks

A recent study published in the journal Spine seems to confirm what physiotherapists and many parents have long suspected, that backpacks can cause shoulder, neck and back pain if they are too heavy or worn incorrectly.

The Spine study used a special MRI scanner to study 11-year-old children wearing backpacks of various weights up to 26lb.

Perhaps not surprisingly as the weight in the backpack was increased so did the amount of pain that the children reported feeling according to the study.

Backpack tips to avoid shoulder, neck and back pain problems

The most important tips for avoiding health problems when wearing a backpack is to keep the pack as light as possible.

Encourage children to only carry the books they actually need that day in their backpack to help prevent shoulder, neck and back pain.

Tip two is to tighten the backpack straps to keep the backpack close to the child’s body. This will help prevent bruising caused by the bag moving about.

Thirdly try to distribute the weight in the pack evenly and make use of sections and pockets.

Try to buy a backpack with padded shoulder straps that will help to prevent shoulder soreness.

I would suggest avoiding single strap sling style backpacks because this type of backpack puts all the weight on one shoulder.

Finally, a note for the ladies, you might benefit from reducing the weight in your shoulder bags too.

Shoulder Pain and Backpacks

Right shoulder blade pain

Causes of Right Shoulder Blade Painright shoulder blade pain

Right shoulder blade pain may be the result of overexertion, sleeping on the shoulder in an awkward position, slumping over a computer keyboard, or even wearing an ill-fitting bra. The normal aging process also contributes to many cases of shoulder pain and is the result of years of wear and tear on the shoulder, neck, back, and arms.

Serious Conditions that can cause Right Shoulder Blade Pain

There are many minor causes of shoulder blade pain, so please don’t get immediately alarmed. However, right shoulder blade pain can be related to more serious conditions so my advice if you’re suffering from right shoulder blade pain is to get it checked out by a doctor.

For further information about right shoulder blade pain click below:

Right shoulder blade pain

Halloween – Time to Treat Your Shoulder Pain

Time to Treat Your Shoulder Pain?

Do you enjoy Halloween? I enjoy the neighbor’s kids calling and I’d rather handout a few “treats” than have a “trick” played on me.

When the “Trick or Treaters” call tonight do think about treating your shoulder.

Whether you like Halloween or not it’s very hard to ignore trick or treating.

Shoulder pain often comes and goes, and it can be easy to put off proper treatment.

Here are three exercises that you can do tonight that will help relieve your shoulder pain:
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What Causes Rotator Cuff Tear?

Causes of Rotator Cuff Tear

A torn rotator cuff is often caused by a sudden and acute fall.

People most likely to suffer a torn rotator cuff are those whose jobs involve repetitive overhead movement, such as construction, stocking shelves or even painting.

Swimmers, tennis players, pitchers and other athletes, where their sport  continuously stretches the upper body, are also very susceptible to injuries rotator cuff tears.

People suffering from prolonged or repetitive trauma are also likely to suffer rotator cuff injuries. It is also common among people who have shoulder dislocation or shoulder fractures.

For further information see the following articles:

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator Cuff Treatment

Rotator Cuff Surgery

How to Treat Frozen Shoulder

Effective Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen shoulder is a very painful condition that is becoming more and more common in my clinics. One of the most effective  Frozen Shoulder treatments is stretching and shoulder exercises.

A big problem with frozen shoulder is that when people experience shoulder pain they stop using the joint. A natural reaction to avoiding pain, but this causes further immobility and makes the problem worse. This is why shoulder exercises and stretching is vital if you suffer from a frozen shoulder.

Over the next few post I will examine frozen shoulder treatment options and exercises

Frozen shoulder exercises are so important that I am going to devote a series of blog posts to treatment options and exercises for frozen shoulder over the next week.

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