In today’s video, I wanted to go through the best shoulder pain exercise.
The Best Shoulder Pain Exercise
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I’ll get Donnalee to demonstrate.
You need to find a sturdy door frame or something that you can hang from like a monkey bar.
Vertical Hanging Exercise
Some people find it too difficult to reach all the way straight up due to shoulder pain and that’s perfectly fine. You can grab on to something a little bit lower, bend the knees, bring the hips down and stretch out the shoulders as much as you can. So start off with that then progress further and further until you are able you to bring the arms more and more overhead.
You will grab the door frame then hang from it. You are looking for a light stretch in the shoulders. Start off with hanging for 5 seconds and then you will step away. Check how your shoulders feel. Does it feel better or worse? If it feels better, give that exercise another go. Now, if it doesn’t feel right, then make sure you are doing the technique correctly or decrease the intensity. If you do the exercise and it doesn’t feel right, then discontinue the exercise. It might not be appropriate for you.
If you feel better doing this exercise, you can do another 5 seconds hold. If it feels good then continue on and do 5 repetitions with 5 seconds hold then you can progress to 5 repetitions with 10 seconds hold and progress on to 5 repetitions with 15 seconds hold. You are putting more and more load through your arms and stretching out your shoulders. Give this best shoulder pain exercise a go. This will drastically help you with your shoulder pain.
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Rick Kaselj, MS