Do you have a pain in or around your shoulder? There have been many times a patient will come in with an old nagging shoulder problem or a new ache around the top of their shoulder and need some help with pain relief. Today I would like to talk about some simple shoulder exercises to give you some shoulder pain relief. If you want you can get the book with them all.
The shoulder is one of the most mobile, flexible joints in our bodies. Unfortunately that means muscle control is vital for this joint to be stable. Below I want to show you the basic anatomy of the shoulder, symptoms of shoulder pain and what you can do to heal yourself with some shoulder exercises.
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The shoulder is made up of a ball and socket joint (glenohumeral). There are also joints in the shoulder complex with the collar bone (clavicle) and the shoulder-blade (scapula).
The rotator cuff muscles help to stabilise the movement of the shoulder joint they are:
- Teres Minor
I know that was a lot of information about the muscles, ligaments and bones of the shoulder. You also heard lots about shoulder pain conditions like frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), rotator cuff syndrome, rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome, and shoulder instability.
Thankfully most shoulder pains can be dealt with using non-surgical methods. This is where you can help yourself by doing some shoulder pain exercises. Maybe you’ve already tried shoulder blade push-ups.
Exercises for the Shoulder
Tim Allardyce is a UK physiotherapist and osteopath that has developed an exercise method to do yourself for common shoulder pain. You can see below in the videos some of his home exercise tips for shoulder pain relief.
The Bra Strap Exercise
This shoulder move is also called Apley’s scratch test and is used to see if you reach behind your back. Tim shows you how to try increase your range of motion to touch higher up your back like to the bra strap.
The Pendulum Exercise
This shoulder exercise is used to stretch the rotator cuff muscles and helps for frozen shoulder restrictions and impingement syndromes. Tim shows you below how to do this shoulder ache relief exercise.
How to Get The Complete Shoulder Exercise Programme
As you can see above that the exercises for your shoulder can be very simple to do. Exercising your shoulder muscles correctly is something you would need to do regularly though to get best results.
If you would like to know more about Tim’s shoulder exercise programme then you can buy his complete shoulder pain relief programme. That way you can start right helping your shoulder right away.
What I like about Tim’s advice is that he uses simple but effective exercises. He also gives you a guarantee for shoulder pain relief, nice colour photos and easy to understand language.
I know that shoulders need lots of TLC. However, self-empowerment through correct shoulder movement is vital for recovery. I hope this shoulder exercises routine for your shoulder pain gives you some relief soon.
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