|Are you struggling with shoulder pain and feeling discouraged about what to do about it? Have you tried many types of treatments or injections and felt better, but the pain keeps coming back? You are not alone. This is a common frustration that we see. Let me help you understand why shoulder pain can keep recurring and what to do about it.
The shoulder is one of the most freely moveable areas of our body which makes it structurally and functionally complex and more susceptible to injury.
The most common types of shoulder problems that I see are:
- Rotator cuff tendonitis – Inflammation of one of the rotator cuff tendons
- Impingement Syndrome / Bursitis – Inflammation of the tendons or bursa (small sack filled with fluid)
- “Frozen Shoulder” (Adhesive Capsulitis)– thickening and stiffness of the shoulder joint capsule (ligaments holding the joint in place)
Shoulder pain can range from discomfort to debilitating. I get it! It sucks.
Why do shoulder problems keep reoccurring? The two most common reasons: are shoulder muscle imbalances causing mechanical stress and poor posture; and, lots of repetitive shoulder movements with stress or heavyweight.
In a nutshell, the problem is not what you are doing wrong or the activity you’re doing, it’s the dysfunction and muscle imbalance of your shoulder.
The question is, how do you fix this mechanical dysfunction and prevent the pain from re-occurring? To have long-term success, you must
- Improve the efficiency of movement of all the parts in and around the shoulder area,
- Correct any muscle imbalance identified (which we can help you with).
Re-establishing proper shoulder and scapular movement, strengthening the support muscles that are weak, and releasing the ones that are tight, are crucial for full recovery and injury prevention.
Your x-ray and ultrasound results DO NOT define you. What defines you is what you do about it.
If this resonates with you and you want to get rid of your shoulder pain once and for all, then choose movement as your medicine and take action!
I’m sharing with you 7 simple and effective shoulder exercises you can do starting today, 2-3 days a week for about 4-6 weeks:
Client ID: 39950147
This software is called Physiotech, which we use in our clinic. You will be able to watch a video on how to perform the exercises, as well as read the descriptions.
If you want to accelerate your injury recovery by getting a full assessment, a treatment plan, and a personalized shoulder reconditioning program, one of our Athletic Therapists will be happy to help! 😊
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any concerns or questions!
Yours in health,
Valerie Beaulieu, CAT(C)
Clinic Founder and Owner/Certified Athletic Therapist