3 Best Exercises to Get Rid of Shoulder Joint Pain

3 Best Exercises to Get Rid of Shoulder Joint Pain

Today, I have a video and an article for you on the three best exercises to get rid of or help alleviate your shoulder joint pain.

OK, real quick, I’m off to shoot more YouTube videos.

Did your shoulders give you some trouble recently? After a long day at work or during a gym session, did they ache? Did they get hurt because of constant stress from desk work or a lifting technique error? Did they get hurt due to an old injury or for some other reason?

Regardless, if you are reading this article right now, it means that your shoulders hurt. As such, you probably want the pain to disappear as soon as possible. But how can that be done? Well, only by doing the right exercises can you get rid of shoulder joint pain.

Pain in the shoulders is usually caused by one of two things – stress from daily activities or strain from exercise. This makes exercise especially important for relieving stress from work and strain from exercise.


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I got Donnalee to demonstrate.

1. No Money

Stand in a nice posture with your elbows pressed against your side. Bring your hands outward, focusing on the upper arm’s rotation. We are isolating the shoulder joint, working on the range of motion, and stretching out the shoulder joint.

No Money

No Money

Perform one set of 5 repetitions in a smooth, controlled movement with a good stop for a second or two at the end. We are working on a range of motion and then light stretching.

2. Hand to Opposite Shoulder

Reach for the opposite shoulder blade, using the opposite hand to push the arm back further. Work on improving the flexibility in the shoulder joint. Hold the end position for 10 seconds and then progress to 20 seconds. We are stretching throughout the whole shoulder. The stretch happens in the shoulder joint and front of the shoulder.

Hand Opposite Shoulder

Hand to Opposite Shoulder

Perform one set of 2 repetitions on each side, alternating back and forth. You will hold the end position for 10 seconds, progressing to 20 seconds. We are looking for a light stretch throughout the shoulder, depending on where the tightness happens in your shoulders.

3. Vertical Hanging Exercise

It would help if you found a door frame. Reach up and grab the door frame. Stretch your arms above your head, then drop your heels and weight. You are stretching throughout the shoulder joint.

Vertical Hanging Exercise

Vertical Hanging Exercise

Perform one set of 5 repetitions, holding the end position for 5 seconds and progressing to 15 seconds. We are looking for a light stretch happening in the shoulder joint area.

If you cannot reach all the way up, reach the highest point you can. Bend through the knees and the hips to get that stretch. If you can’t reach up, you can reach for a lower point. You should not do this exercise if you have shoulder instability or a dislocated shoulder; this is a great exercise for you if you have stiff or tight shoulders.

These top three shoulder joint pain relief exercises will make you feel much better. Could you give them a go?

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS

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