Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles ♪ Bob and Brad, the two most famous ♪ ♪ Physical therapists on the Internet. ♪ - I am pumped, Brad. Hi Folks, I am Bob Schrupp, Physical Therapist. - Brad Heineck, Physical Therapist. - Together, we're the most famous physical therapists on the Internet. - In our opinion, of course, Bob. - Shoulder pain, question mark. Never sleep in these three positions. Do this instead. - Right, we're gonna show the appropriate way to do it, make yourself happy and more sleep. - More sleep? - More sleep if you do it the we say, well. - More sleepy? By the way, if you're new to our channel, please take a second to subscribe to us. We provide videos on how to stay healthy, fit, pain-free, and we upload every day. Also, you'll want to join us on our social medial channels and our website, because we're always giving something away, go to bobandbrad.com, go to the giveaway section, and what are we giving away Lonnie? Whoah! - Wow, good hands Bob! - Good hands, don't I? We got the Renfroe Massage Pillow. Now, Brad's gonna show it right here. This is pretty cool. This device is not very expensive, but yet you can use it to do the back and the neck, and you can even do your legs with it. - Right, it slides up and down on the seat, it has a Velcro strap if you choose, otherwise you can put it in the chair without that, and it's very nice, Bob. - Yeah, works very well. You can also join us on Bob and Brad on Facebook. It's pinned to the top of the page, the contest. Also, if you want a shorter version of us, if you're tired of us rambling on, go to Twitter or Instagram, we got a 60-second version of our show. - There you go, Bob. - All right, Brad, take it away. What are we talking about today? - Oh, I'll get, it feels good. - Oh. - Oh! Sorry, yeah, shoulder joint. Now the shoulder joint is a shallow socket, and it's sensitive when it does not stay in the joint and it's pushed off to the side, so pressure on the joint, especially when it's irritated for whatever reason is really gonna flare it up. - You can also get impingement at night if you sleep wrong. - Exactly right. - So one of the most common things that people do, and they don't do it on purpose, including myself, is they'll roll over on the shore, sore shoulder. - I knew you were gonna do that. I knew you were gonna say shore soulder. - (laughs) yeah, its a tongue twister. - (laughs) yeah. - And when that happens, the pressure goes on, oftentimes it puts it slightly out of position, pinches or cuts the circulation off. There's a number of things that can happen to cause pain. - You're right, Brad, I am amazed how prevalent it is. - Right. - I mean, people with sore shoulders, I ask them, you sleep on the shoulder? "Yeah." - Does it hurt? "Yeah, wake up and it..." - "Yeah, I wake up and it hurts." So, it's not healing then. - Right. - You know, it needs time to heal. - So, what is the option, and there is an option so you can sleep on that side you been sleeping on your whole life and you can't break your habit, and go ahead. - All right, here they come, number one. We'll go ahead and keep 'em rollin here, number two. Number three. Thank you, Lonnie, there you got it. - Invest in some pillows. - All right. - But, actually, for sleeping on your side, you don't need this many pillows. You do need. - A nice little throw pillow. - Right. Then use the pillow that you already have. - Right. You might use two. - Right. - Because you're on your side, and I do, I sleep like this every night, I eat my own cooking, as they say. - (laughs) right. - I create a canal here, and by creating the canal, now I'm taking the pressure more on my head and on my thoracic area rather than the shoulder. - Or kinda the ribcage. - Or kinda the ribcage, right. And, if you wanna, you can even roll back a little bit so you're a little more onto your back. - Sure. - And that'll even take more pressure off the shoulder. This really makes a big difference. - Right. - So if you feel like you just cannot get off that side. - Yeah, go down there again once, Bob. This is what I tell my patients, it makes more sense to me. You can either roll back or think about pulling that shoulder forward a little bit. It really does the same thing, but it's just two ways of looking at it. - Sure, gotcha. - Good, so we got the pillow canal if you're gonna sleep on the shore, uh, sore side. - What to do instead of sleeping on the shore side, sore side (laughs). Now you got me doing it! - (laughs loudly) it's killin' me. - (laughs loudly) oh my god! - Now, listen, lay down again, Bob. - On my back or? - No, same side. - Okay. - Let's say that now the opposite, let's say your left shoulder is the sore side. - This is the sore shoulder. - So, this shoulder is sore, and what we're going to do is say, this is not so good either because, what happens? - You don't want to sleep like this, because you're starting to internally rotate your shoulder. - Yep. - And this is how we actually test for impingement, and so you're actually impinging the shoulder when it's like this. A lot of people, when they have the shoulder that is sore, they actually put their arm up on here and let it just rest it here, but a good alternative, Brad, would be what? - Pillows. - Right. - You can use one, but two actually can work better. - Two works a lot better. - Mmmhmm. - Because you can put one here, and then you put one actually under the armpit and the arm itself. - Yeah. - And this is just a really comfortable thing. If you only have one, kind of this starts happening yet. Or, you know, you go like this and still you're kind of turned in yet, so you really need two, so. - Right, so, because that puts the arm in a neutral position and makes a big difference on the stress. And we're talking about, you might not notice it when you first lay down with that sore shoulder up, but after an hour, when your sleeping, and you got that stress on there, you wake up, ohhh! - By the way, Brad and I invested in pillow companies right before we started this program, so we want it to spike up. - (laughs) oh yeah, right. - All right, what's next Brad? - Oh, this is a big one, although we'll see, we don't want you laying on your stomach, and we're not a big promoter of stomach sleeping, but if you do and then you put your arms overhead. - Yeah. - This is probably pretty obvious for most people. Usually, people go like this, Bob - Sure.