The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of all the joints in your body. But this extreme mobility comes at a price. The shoulder joint is not the most stable joint.
Shoulder pain in the absence of a specific injury can represent damage to the rotator cuff. Again, the design of the shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissues is implicated in these rotator cuff problems. The blood supply to the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the shoulder is consistently compromised during normal motion of the shoulder above 90º, as in placing an object on or taking an object down from the top shelf in a kitchen cabinet. If much of your day is spent with your arm elevated above 90º to the front or to the side, over time you may develop nagging shoulder pain. Worse, with persistent repetitive motion above 90º, nagging shoulder pain may become chronic pain that restricts activities.
The best approach to shoulder problems is to become aware of the rotator cuff’s well-known tendency to develop degenerative changes. We can be proactive by doing strength-training exercises for the shoulder and incorporating these exercises in our weekly exercise program.
Work with a private coach who can conduct an assessment and then create an individualized exercise plan for you. Shoulder exercises stimulate growth of new muscle fibers and increase the size of muscle fibers already in existence. this increased activity will also improve blood supply to the shoulder region. Increased blood supply results in more nutrients to the area which can result in reduced tendency for degeneration and injury.
A professional coach will educate you on the plan as you go along. Book a free call with a coach today to begin your assessment and journey to improved health and fitness.