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Not sure what kind of massage would benefit you today?  Kristy will guide you based on your health challenge or desire for a relaxing experience.

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Not sure what kind of massage would benefit you today?  Kristy will guide you based on your health challenge or desire for a relaxing experience.

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The system has three “independent heating zones” for the upper body, waist and lower body to tailor the session and it offers a general sense of convenience.

APPOINTMENT HOURS

Must schedule appointment,  no drop-ins

Monday: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday: 9am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm

Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Couples: By Appointment Only
(Mon – Fri)

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DELTOID STRAIN OR AC JOINT INJURY?

DELTOID

The deltoid muscle is a large muscle that encompasses the shoulder joint. The deltoid is divided into three different portions, or heads, the anterior (front), middle, and posterior (back) portions of the deltoid. The deltoid originates on the lateral aspect of the acromion and clavicle and then inserts on the lateral aspect of the humerus. Its major action is to abduct the arm (lift the arm out to the side of the body) as well as assist in forward elevation (lifting the arm out in front of the body).

AC JOINT

The shoulder joint is formed at the junction of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the arm bone (humerus). The scapula and clavicle form the socket of the joint, and the humerus has a round head that fits within this socket. The end of the scapula is called the acromion, and the joint between this part of the scapula and clavicle is called the acromioclavicular joint.

STRAIN OR SPRAIN?

Strains are injuries to muscles or muscle tendon units. Sprains are injuries to ligaments. Because the deltoid is a muscle, it can be strained, but not sprained.

IS IT THE MUSCLE OR JOINT INJURY?

The signs and symptoms of muscle and joint pain differ since the origin differs. Though some symptoms could be same, the type of pain experienced and the associated symptoms are different. Let's take a look at the differences between these two pains.

SYMPTOMS OF MUSCLE PAIN

▪️Muscle spasms
▪️Weakness in the localised area
▪️Coordination problems
▪️Paralysis in case of severe pain
▪️Stiffness

SYMPTOMS OF JOINT PAIN

▪️Swelling in local areas surrounding joints
▪️A slight warmth and temperature rise in the area
▪️Tenderness in the muscles surrounding the joints.

CAUSES OF MUSCLE PAIN

▪️Muscle Tension or Stress: Too much tension or stress causes severe muscle pain at times. The body creates toxins as a result of stress and tension and this leads to pain in muscle. However, its extent and severity will depend on the level of stress and tension that you are having.

▪️Over-activity: When you overuse your muscles by either exercising or by working too much for a long stretch, it is very likely that your muscles will start aching. Any physically demanding work that engages the muscles to take pressure mostly ends in muscle pain.

▪️Injuries: Sometimes, stressful physical practice or exercise or any other kind of physical work might cause major or minor muscle injuries.

CAUSES OF JOINT PAIN

▪️Injuries on the joints or on the bursae, ligaments and tendons of the muscles surrounding the joints.

▪️Various kinds of diseases like avascular necrosis, gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, bone cancer, leukaemia, osteomalacia, rickets, tendinitis.

CONCLUSION

The very basic difference between joint pain and muscle pain is that joint pain is local, surrounds only the bruised and affected joints and whereas muscle pain can be widespread throughout the body.

Muscle pain usually sores the area and the ache increases when pressure is applied on the affected muscle. When the muscle is stretched due to some physical activities the pain increases. However, the easiest way to identify muscle pain and differentiate it from joint pain is that the pain reduces when there is not much activity.

The joint pain, on the other is deeper, intense and troubles every movement. In fact, joint pain, unlike muscle pain, can be felt even when there is absolutely no external activity taking place. When you are still, either sitting or laying down on bed, you might feel the joint pain in such an extent that you will not be able to move.
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🔈 WINGED SCAPULA DUE TO WEAKNESS OF THE SHOULDER STABILIZERS

The scapula is the largest bone present in the shoulder. Several muscles are attached to it. The scapula slides along the rib cage and allows smooth movement of the arm in all directions. The muscles attached to the scapula prevent dislocation and over sliding of the scapula and assist movements of the arm at the shoulder joint. These muscles act at all times together as a single unit for smooth movement of the arms.

➡️ WINGED SCAPULA FACTS:

🧐 A winged scapula is mostly observed during movement of the arm and shoulder joint.

🧐 The angulation of scapula is observed when one group of muscle is paralyzed or weakened and contraction of normal muscles pulls the scapula away from chest wall.

🧐 In normal individual the contraction and relaxation of different group of muscles maintains the normal position of the scapula.

🧐 A winged scapula usually arises due to weakness of the shoulder stabilizers, most notably the Serratus Anterior.

➡️ CAUSES

🛠 The weakness or paralysis of the Serratus Anterior muscle causes the floating or uncoordinated movement of scapula resulting in scapula protruding out like a wing.

🛠 Maintaining poor posture for prolonged period of time.

🛠 The weakness results from damage or irritation of the Serratus Anterior muscle nerve.

🛠 Damage to the long thoracic nerve

➡️ SYMPTOMS

⏳ Clear protrusion of the shoulder blade in an outward direction

⏳ Mild to severe pain at rest and during upper arm movements

⏳ Pain is spread over the shoulder blade and becomes worse when pressure is applied over the scapula

⏳ Pain is also observed during change of position from lying down to sitting or sitting to standing when upper arm is used to support the movement

➡️ TREATMENT

1. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation - Strengthening of weak muscle and retraining of normal predominant muscle can reduce the deformity and pain.

2. Scapular Protraction Exercise - To do this exercise, start with end of a band in one hand placed at shoulder height and the elbow bent. Now, try and push the hands forward in the process straightening the elbow entirely as far as possible. Gradually return to the starting position.

3. Serratus Press Exercise - To do this exercise, start in lying down position with a medicine ball in both hands and keeping the elbows straight. You need to ensure the elbow is kept straight throughout the exercise. Now, push the ball up by using only the shoulder girdle. Bring the shoulders down and repeat the same.
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🔈 IMPROVE YOUR HIP MOBILITY

The hip joint is also known as a ball and a socket joint. It is where the top of the thigh meets the pelvis. There are certain health conditions such as arthritis, limit the range of motion of the hip joint. Also, strenuous exercise, wearing high heels, and certain leg and back injuries can have a similar effect on this joint. All this affect the motility. However, certain exercises that can help loosen the soft tissue and improve the flexibility and mobility in the hip area are of great help.

The following moves will mobilize the hip flexors, the hip extensors and the hip rotators, all of which contribute to pain-free function and improved athleticism.

Try these exercises postworkout or pre-bedtime for better movement in and out of the gym.

🔒 Hip-Flexor Stretch

1. Stand inside a doorway and turn to face the door frame on your right.
2. Step back with your left foot and place your knee and lower leg on the floor to the left of the wall behind you (place a pad under your left knee if necessary).
3. Slide your left leg backward along the wall until you feel a stretch in the front on your left hip.
4. Raise your chest and torso and extend your arms overhead.
5. Grab the doorjamb behind you and slide your arms as far overhead as possible.
6. Press your lower back toward the doorjamb and hold it there for the duration of the stretch.
7. Breathe deeply, hold for one to two minutes, and repeat on the other side.

🔒 Flex-and-Rotate Hip Stretch

1. Stand facing a thigh-high table, desk, high bench, or the armrest of a couch.
2. Bend your right knee and raise your leg to rest your shin on the table, as if you’re doing a modified pigeon-pose stretch.
3. Bend your torso directly forward over your leg.
4. Press your elevated leg into the table for a five-count, then release for a 10-count, moving more deeply into the stretch. Contract and release five times.
5. Repeat the stretch with your torso rotated gently to the left, and again rotated to the right. Keep your back neutral and avoid rounding forward.
6. Slowly come out of the stretch.
7. Repeat the entire sequence with your left leg on the table.

It is not necessary that everyone can pull up the exercise with ease. It will take time for some, while a few might experience pain and stiffness in the muscles in the beginning. In any case, if the pain persists for long do not delay getting an advice from the health professional. For those with known joint and muscle problems or previous injuries and pain, it is better to seek medical advice before beginning with any exercises.
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ABOUT US

Because our daily lives are typically filled with things to do, people to see and jobs that need attending to, Just Kneaded Massage aims to give you that much-needed chance to step back from the chaos in your life. Think of us as your oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Here at Just Kneaded Massage, you can indulge from head-to-toe with variety of massage. We know that the better you feel on the inside, the more confident and happy you’ll feel overall!