Find Out Exactly Why Your Shoulder Hurts,
What Can Be Done About It, & What To Do Next.

Unless you just got in a terrible car accident -- or had some other form of severe trauma take place -- it's a good bet you don't have to be in shoulder pain. The posture 'inside' your shoulder may be off, causing abnormal pressures, wear, and tear to take place on ligaments, tendons, and capsules. Over time, this causes small amounts of pain that can flare, but most often feel like a 'normal' part of aging. Interestingly, this isn't "normal" at all.

Your Shoulder Is Trying To Tell You That Something Is Wrong --
Learn What To Listen For And You'll Know What To Do.

I tore both my labrums a total of five times, developed severe tendonitis in both shoulders, and stretched out the capsule that holds my shoulder together; that was before, and this is now. My name is Dr. Kareem Samhouri, and I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kinesiologist, and caring friend. With some of the worst genetic history imaginable, and an insatiable desire to heal my mother, I began towards Physical Therapy. Little did I know that my own shoulders would break down along the way, and I'd have to fix them. I'm grateful for my education, clinical instructors, and experience to have the opportunity to teach you today.

You see, I'm motivated to help you, and I always have been. You're in luck, because I've taken a personal interest in shoulder injuries, beyond just about anything else.

WARNING: When you read below, this may seem like an oversimplification of shoulder injuries, but my philosophy is to first make your shoulder as healthy as possible, and then see what pain or injury might be leftover. This way, you don't end up getting surgery unnecessarily, like I almost did.

Follow These 3 Steps To Figure Out If Your Shoulder Pain Has A Chance
Of Going Away With Posture, Positioning, & Strengthening Alone.

Step 1:
Look in the mirror, both head on and from the side.
  • Head on: Is your chin up? Is your head tilted to one side or the other? Is one shoulder higher than the other?
  • From the side: Are your shoulders even slightly rounded forward, or does your head stick out so that your ears are past your shoulders?
Step 2:
Press into your upper trap and feel for your first rib.
  • Press on your shoulder in the place you get the 'good hurt' feeling during a massage; it should be near the center of your upper trap, or halfway between your neck and shoulder.
  • If it hurts, or feels the 'good hurt' relief, it's a strong possibility that your first rib is elevated, and this suggests that your shoulder is out of position.
Step 3:
Determine if your mid-back feels like it needs to be cracked.
  • If you have been rounding your shoulders, working at a desk, or leaning forward a lot during the day, it's a good bet that your mid-back is stuck in flexion, or is rounded.
  • If your mid-back feels like it should be 'cracked' or would feel good if someone did, this suggests that you'd be able to take a lot of pressure off your shoulders by increasing thoracic extension.

95% or more of the shoulder pain I've seen in patients does not have to be there. Often times, people don't know when to see a doctor, when to get an image, when to take medication or avoid it altogether, and what they should/shouldn't do in order to 'rest' their shoulder and help it feel better. For these reasons, I wrote Shoulder Injury Guide. It's a solution to the mystery, a plan to heal every major type of shoulder injury start to finish, and a guide on when to go the doctor and what to expect.

NOTE: Before we go any further, it's important we identify the following:

  • I can only work with you if you're willing to admit that 'some' habit along the way may have led to the shoulder pain you have today. If you're unwilling to admit this fact, then it's a good bet that your shoulder pain or injury will be a vicious cycle.
  • You're going to have to believe with your entire heart that you no longer have to live in pain, and you're going to have to do so for 6 weeks.
  • You are the only one who can heal your shoulder; others can help, but you can heal.

With that said, I'm 100% on your side, and I'm ready to help you eliminate shoulder pain, once and for all. On the next page, you'll see a three minute video that will teach you the absolute fastest way I know how to get out of shoulder pain and keep the pain away: