Here you will learn:
How to prevent knee injuries
How to relieve shoulder joint pain
How to treat elbow pain
How to detect back of knee pain
How to get achilles tendon pain relief
Hey! Welcome to this video, this is Doctor Steve and I am going to show you what I call is the best prevention technique available for all injuries. You see a lot of time before you have major injury or chronic injury that’s build up, there is only slight amount of information going in that body part and that slight amount of information you never noticed functionally.
You don’t have joint pain or muscle pain but when you push on it there is already pain. So what you are going to do is go over a checklist of spot that I call hotspots that you most likely have either tendinitis or bursitis. And when you push on it, its painful more so than usual, you want to start preventative treatment for it.
Detect shoulder pain or shoulder joint pain
So we are going to start from the top and work our way down, most slightly place in the shoulder is right in front of the shoulder. Now how you know one side is different from the other as you push on both sides. So if you find your front of the shoulder dig in and push down and just compare it to the other side. With even press you should feel the same.
One side of front of your shoulder is tenderer than the other side then you might have ongoing shoulder inflammation already. Again you may not feel that while moving but you have that inflammation.
Another spot is the side of the shoulder right here, start pushing around and kind of dig in your finger and wiggle and compare to the other side. Same thing, one side is tender than the other that’s is going to be the rotator cuff. Some of the rotator cuff tendons are already inflamed. They are the muscles that stabilize your shoulder.
Detect elbow tendon pain and know how to treat elbow pain
2nd hot spot, let’s work our way to the third. Inside of the elbow, if you bend your arm you will see some sort of pointy bone right there. Straight it, just going to push the sided bone right there, may be half a centimeter down. Wiggle the tendons right there, just push on that area. They call it the golfer’s elbow or medial epicondyle and find the same on on the other side.
They should feel even, if both are painful then you have inflammation in both.
Know if you have elbow tendon pain
Next is the lateral part, bend your elbow, you will find the pointy bone straighten out little bit. Just push it half a centimeter down from that bone, wiggle. Find the other side, compare and push. Something, if one side or both side are tendered you already have some inflammation on the tendons.
And you going to want to start some kind of treatment. Do not confuse yourself with other videos that you will see that I will give you for what you need to do for those areas.
Prevent chronic hip pain by detecting hip pain early
Next is going to be your hip, if you turn to the side here and push on to the hip joint you will see and feel kind of a bony lump over right here. That is call the greater trocantra. You just want a little bit behind of that area and start pushing that area. If that is tender then there are few structures that can cause that tenderness.
It almost like a water balloon underneath that pushing, there is also tendons for piriformis muscles right there that could be tendered. You want to push that area and say hmm, is that painful? And then compare to the other side, right there finding the bone and little behind, push and wiggle.
Another spot, you can actually push on this. Find the crest of your pelvis right here okay? Go down about an inch or two and start pushing and woggle the muscles right there and compare to the other side. If this is bad, you can go down straight from the crest of your pelvis to the mid thigh.
Start pushing on what we called a IT band right here, and compare it to the other side and see if one side is tender than the other side. If it is, both side is tendered then you have inflammation in the IT band.
Another area that is very common is the rear aspect of the knee, if you go down you will see inside of the knee there is bony structure. Go a little bit lower, little anterior and push on that spot. It is also where all the tendons where inner thigh muscles are connected. You would push on that area, you would do it from down here. Just put your foot on the floor and see if that’s painful. If it is painful then you have some inflammation in ta area.
The last few parts you can push on is the right on the lower leg, there is a muscle called tibias bursitis. One of the muscle that helps support your arch. So you want to push ta muscle right here and trace that down all the way it may not hurt until you get to the tendon right here.
Push down the muscle all the way down sliding from the inside, see if there is any muscle pain, and wiggle the tendon around. If there is pain it is already inflamed, compare to the other side.
And the last spot is (you need your shoe off for this) your arch, if you have muscle pain in the arch side of your foot. Just push around here right so your planter fascia could already be inflamed. It is another structure that puts your arch.
You do not want to wait till its painful, you push on it compare it to the other side on the other foot. And once that is more painful, you want to do some type of treatment for that before it gets so inflamed it limiting your function.
Achilles tendon pain relief
The last one is going to be the Achilles tendon, it is back here. It is where your calf muscles go inside your ankle. You just want to push on a tendon, squeeze it like this, wiggle it see if that is painful and compare to the other side.
So if any of the spots are positive you are going to want to start some kind of program for them. Again there is plenty of videos in this section and I will show you how to get rid of those pain before they turn into a major injury.