Hot on the heels of my last post about knee pain, I’d like to return to the very same space to discuss some ways you can manage shoulder pain, improve mobility, and avoid shoulder surgery altogether.
The key is strength, especially the kind of supple, dynamic strength that arises from stretching rather than brute-force workouts with kettle bells, dumb bells, or bar bells. In a recent New York Times column, people with rotator cuff injuries were offered the same basic advice, including stretching with bands and supporting your body through the full range of motion. And then came this especially useful tip:
Don’t wait to start the program, by the way, until your shoulders ache. “These exercises are excellent for preventing shoulder injuries,” Mr. Ellenbecker said, “in addition to rehabilitating injured shoulders.”
This exercises focus on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles and the muscles of the upper back. Again, this is the holy grail of shoulder longevity and health.
Whether you’re heading for shoulder surgery or recovering from an orthopedic surgical procedure, basic stretches are the easiest way to keep your body moving comfortably, fluidly and without pain. To learn more, please contact the San Diego shoulder surgery experts here today.