Job of the muscle: The job of this muscle is to stabilize the shoulder joint and also to provide the movement that is called external rotation. It’s main job is to provide some stability to the shoulder from the backin any type of movement.
Activities that you need it for: Reaching, pressing, pushing, pulling and using your shoulder. Essentially any movement of the shoulder this muscle is very active and important.
Injuries associated with it: Adhesion, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff problems (strains and tears, shoulder bursitis, popping and clicking shoulder.
Our take on this muscle: This is probably one of the most important and functional parts of the shoulder muscle group called the rotator cuff. This muscle gets beat up a lot in many overhead activities, especially hanging and pressing. It also gets overworked in a lot of sitting postures for a prolonged period of time, this leads to the development of adhesion. Adhesion is like glue that gets inside the muscle and makes it weaker and less flexible. When adhesion forms in this muscle is puts more pressure on other areas in the shoulder, especially the joint and cartilage. This muscle gets overlooked in many shoulder injuries and is often treated incorrectly. Proper treatment of the adhesion in the muscle can lead to better shoulder function, strength and mobility. Without proper mobility in this muscle it can lead to bigger problems down the road.
The adhesion in this muscle can’t be removed with stretching, a lacrosse ball or even a deep tissue massage. Adhesion is completely reversible with expert treatment and diagnosis.
Our treatments identify and fix adhesion in this muscle, currency we are 1 of 3 doctors in the state of Florida certified to treat adhesion.