Do you have pain in your shoulders after a day of working at the office? Is it painful to lift your arm overhead to get the dishes out of the cabinet? Did you stop throwing the ball with your kids? No more weekend pickup basketball games because it hurts when you shoot?
Shoulder pain is no fun and really can put a damper on the simple activities of life…and the ones you really enjoy. There is no reason to let shoulder pain get in the way of your daily routine. A little knowledge about the shoulder and some things you can do to help end your discomfort are a great place to start in getting yourself back to feeling pain-free.
Shoulder pain is a commonly occurring issue in anyone from young athletes to retirees. The discomfort can be so intolerable that an athlete may have to stop playing their sport or an older person can no longer pick up the dishes from the top shelf.
The shoulder is a complex joint and is the most mobile one of the body. It is inherently less stable and for good reason -the joint needs to be mobile in order to allow us to reach for objects.
It’s imperative that all the muscles of the shoulder complex are strong and coordinate properly. The ability for these muscles to coordinate effectively may be effected by other areas of the body and how those areas are functioning. The body is complex and connected; an issue with your foot could possibly have an effect on your shoulder. But let’s keep things a little closer to home (the shoulder) and above the waist.
I'm just a guy helping active adults and athletes frustrated by nagging aches and pains naturally return to a healthy lifestyle.