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Codman Pendulum Shoulder Exercises
No easy answer... : Many patients who suffer from shoulder dislocations will benefit from rotator cuff strengthening exercises, as well as exercises of the muscles around the shoulder blade or scapula. Unfortunately, despite adequate strength your shoulder may still dislocate :-(. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You need to know why your shoulder is uneven. Skeletal issues including scoliosis can give the appearance that one shoulder is lower than the other. Nerve entrapment can cause atrophy and thus asymmetry. Muscle imbalance is certainly a possibility and can be helped with exercise guided by a physical therapist. See your local doc first for an evaluation. ...Read more
Cannot tell you: It is not a good idea to get medical advice like this over the internet. Everyone's body is different. Everyone's shoulder issues are differenct and exercises that are good for one person may not be good or may even be harmful for another. My advice is to see a rehab doc (physiatrist), orthopedist or sports med specialist and they will be able to steer you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: When you do shoulder rehab you follow a specific program that is aimed at correcting an underlying orthopedic condition such as stiffness, impingement, instability, or a rotator cuff tear. Different problems call for different rehab programs. Without more specific information as to what your problem is, its not possible to say exactly what exercises would be part of your rehab protocol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more
Safe exercises: For an anterior dislocation after a few days of rest and immobilization start with pendulum exercises and shrugs. Over the next few weeks increase the range of motion. Use a broomstick held in front of the body and move it side to side then upwards to the shoulder level and finally overhead. Always avoid positions that reproduce the sense of instability. Next, start gradual resistance exercises. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See orthopedist: Its important to diagnose the cause of dislocation. If you had an injury which now leads to your shoulder dislocating then you may likely require surgery once conservative attempts have failed. If you are a voluntary (intentionally dislocate and relocate the shoulder) dislocator then it is rare to recommend surgery to treat your problem. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...Read more
Modify workout: Avoid reverse fly exercises beyond 90 degrees. Avoid deep bench press exercises with very heavy weight. ...Read more
How to reduce weight without exercise and on good food habits? Im hurt from my back and shoulder. What can I do?
Talk with pros: Physical therapists, chiropractors or personal trainer coaches might have good exercises that will not hurt (might even help) your damaged parts. Certainly you need protective guidance, but do not think you can not be active toward weight management. Best! ...Read more
Recruit big &balance: Learning to recruit your bigger muscles will help. Think kinetic chain and muscle balance front to back. So strengthen your core, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis muscles, biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, etc. Therefore pull ups, dips, clean and jerks, abs, back extensions, pushups, planks will all help with shoulder presses. Be safe, listen to your body and get medical advice before starting. ...Read more
Do most of them lying down. In a lying down position, use your other arm to help lift you affected side up and down. In a seated position, you can use a swivel chair to move outwards while you hold onto the edge of a table with your hand. You can also wall walks with your fingers up and down the wall or shower.
Make sure you are cleared to do shoulder motion. Sometimes we don't want you to. ...Read more
What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen a shoulder that keeps dislocating?
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing push-ups, avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! if conservative treatments do not work, you may need surgery. ...Read more
It has been this way for 2.5 months along with pain. My range has become less limited with PT exercises, but my shoulder won't straighten.
What causes stiff shoulder and if i leave it alone ie. Without medication, ointment and stretching exercises, how long will it take to heal completely?
Depends: Usually takes 6 weeks for something to heal without help. But it depends what is wrong with your shoulder. Usually you need to do something to help it heal. Big joints require movement to be healthy so you at least need some corrective exercise. ...Read more