A most common injury of the shoulder and tricks to prevent them

A most common injury of the shoulder and tricks to prevent them

January 27, 2023

If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you. – Corrie Ten Boom

A shoulder injury can occur with repetitive or sudden movements. It can happen while playing your favorite sports, exercising, falling, and doing everyday activities such as reaching for something on a shelf. It usually happens when you raise your arms above your head or lift something heavy without bending your elbow. Poor posture or slouching especially using a computer can also lead to shoulder pain. In this newsletter, we will not only discuss the most common shoulder injuries but also we will give you tricks to prevent them.

Symptoms of Shoulder pain

The ball-and-socket joint of your shoulder gives you a wide variety of motions, but it will come at the expense of strength. The shoulder more often gets dislocated than any other joint. Stressing your shoulder frequently can lead to tears and other injuries. Here are some symptoms:

  • Intense pain
  • The shoulder joint looks deformed
  • You can’t move your shoulder at all
  • The shoulder is swelling
  • Your arm and hand are weak and numb

Most Injuries in the Shoulder

  • Dislocation
    The shoulder is pulled back too hard or rotated too far. ( Volleyball)
    You will feel pain and weakness in your shoulder. You may also have swelling, numbness, and bruising.
  • Separation
    A fall or hard blow tears the ligaments holding it together. ( Football)
    You’ll have a bump on top of your shoulder.
  • Fracture
    A bone can break or crack if you fall or take a hard hit.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
    You can damage it through overuse, repetitive movements, or a fall.
    You might hear a crackling sound when you move it.
  • Frozen Shoulder
    Your shoulder might “freeze” because pain or surgery has made you use it less, allowing the adhesions to build up.
    Abnormal bands of tissue (adhesions) build up in the joint and keep your shoulder from moving freely.
  • Bursitis
    The bursa (a fluid-filled sac that cushions your joint) can get swollen and irritated if you repeat the same motions over and over again. ( Swimming)

Exercising and stretching regularly can keep your shoulder strong and flexible. Here are some exercises/stretches to prevent shoulder pain:

  • 3-Way Pec stretch
  • Overhead shoulder stretch
  • Thread the Needle
  • Shoulder Press
  • Front/Lateral Raises
  • Upright rows
  • See your PT
    If you are having a serious injury on your shoulder please consult your Physical Therapist

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder you can give us a call so that we can help you please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible visit our website at: https://elite-musclerecovery.com/

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