Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises, and some advice from Dr. C.

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There are a number of exercises someone can do to improve shoulder function and reduce pain.   Many of our patients are familiar with the maneuvers we teach to improve shoulder mobility and overall function and strength. I recently found a magazine article published in Outside Magazine that features several shoulder exercises that can improve shoulder mobility while reducing pain.   Most shoulder rehabilitation articles ignore the effect the lower body has on the shoulder works and functions.    Shoulder capsule and impingement type syndromes are the most common dysfunctions that result in shoulder pain.  The pelvis, the feet, the core, and hip flexors shoulder be evaluated with any shoulder problem to rule out ca shoulder pain causation. Tightness and asymmetry in the core and the legs will pull the shoulders forward and result in reduced ranges of motion in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.   When these conditions exist for a while, shoulder, elbow and wrist and thumb pain are the most common results.  You will rarely hear this while performing shoulder rehabilitation. Check out the blog post with the exercises below

7 Exercises to Fix Shoulder Pain

A holistic guide to strong, healthy shoulders

s outdoor athletes, we abuse our shoulders, whether we’re climbing, pole planting, paddling, or doing anything that involves the risk of falling hard. The shoulder is the most mobile and least stable joint in the body, which means it’s highly prone to injury. “Shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries that we see in our clinic,” says Esther Smith, a physical therapist, climber, and owner of Grassroots Physical Therapy in Salt Lake City. Most of these cases are caused by misuse and overuse versus trauma, she says, which suggests they’re largely preventable. Injuries often begin as a dull ache or discomfort that may come and go but never seems to disappear completely. When you try to push through —as most stubborn outdoor athletes tend to do—it can develop into a sharp, debilitating pain that can be frustratingly difficult to shake. Read more