Tired of shoulder pain getting in the way of what you need to do? Tried everything to eliminate having to have surgery on your shoulder? Sick of taking pills for shoulder pain? Try some new exercises that may eliminate the need for surgery or will make recovering faster and easier. These exercises will also help with post-surgical pain as well. Some symptoms may require surgery but some lighter symptoms that you might have may be fixed with some simple exercises. Much less expensive than surgery and no recovery time. Always check with a physician before beginning any exercise routine. It is not just the painful shoulder to consider before beginning any exercise program. It is your overall body. Such as your heart, lungs, muscle tone, and blood pressure. The option for surgery or doing exercises is up to you and your doctor.
After all things are considered and you are a good candidate for starting shoulder stretches for a painful Rotator cuff, you can begin using a program of your choice. The muscles and tendons can tear easily in an injury causing pain and discomfort. Strengthening this muscle and or band of tendons using stretch exercise and ice therapy will increase movement and function of the shoulder. There isn’t a “quick fix” when it comes to a muscle or tendon damage. There is only time, healing, and strengthening.
There are so many non-surgical options out there to choose from for rotator cuff exercises. It makes it hard to decide what to choose. However, choosing a healthy exercise program that feels right to you is important. The stretch exercise method is what we will talk about here. The stretching of the muscle and the tendons is what helps to strengthen them. Physical therapy, Chiropractors, and massage sometimes do more damage than good to the affected area. Besides being expensive. Knowing your body and pain level assist you in determining what to do next. If you had to have surgery then after the sling is removed you can start with some strengthening exercises that will begin healing.
Doing the right treatments in the right order is key to healing correctly and getting back to doing what you love to do without pain and discomfort. Range of motion and function of the shoulder will be restored much sooner if the exercises are done correctly. Finding a program that customizes itself to the patient is key to the whole success of healing. First is restriction or wearing a sling for an extended length of time. This allows the muscles and tendons to relax. Second, is to repair soft tissue damage. Thirdly, exercises to restore balance. Fourth, are range of motion techniques. Fifth, stretches to the surrounding areas such as your neck and arms, and upper back. Step 6 is learning extensive strengthening of the shoulder. Step 7 will be full body conditioning because as we mentioned earlier this involves your whole body. Finally, introducing nutrition, herbal supplements, and a healthy diet are going to assist in overall general healing.