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The Best Exercises To Correct Shoulder Slump
It depends....: There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. ...Read more
ROM exercises: Do gentle progressive range of motion exercises both passively and actively. ...Read more
What would be the best hand placement for you to implement isometric shoulder horizontal abduction exercise (in a standing position)?
Thumb pointed up.: In the thumb pointed down (empty can) position, you maximize impingement of your shoulder. This can aggravate and prolong your recovery. Thumb pointed up is safer. ...Read more
Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis? My pcp suggested this. One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other. Exercise suggestions?
Scoliosis: It is highly unlikely that weightlifting could correct mild scoliosis at your age. The ligaments that are holding the spine in the scoliotic position are fixed in this position and this will not change from bodybuilding. If you are concerned, I would suggest that you see a scoliosis specialist for appropriate recommendations. ...Read more
Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?
No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the shoulder joint and this should be avoided. Push ups are good exercises to tone the chest but can be modified to your level. If you are not sure how to do exercise the right way, seek out a personal trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more
What can be done to correct the possible disc problem that’s causing the burning between my shoulder blades?
Not sure what mean: This could be postural but if you are hunched over like the hunchback of notre dame this could be associated with some sort of congenital or acquired deformity. If postural, try some resistance band exercises focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together combined with neck and parascapular strengthening. Try sitting up straight. Adjust your work setting to accomodate. ...Read more
None: You need to go for pt with expert tech. ...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
See doctor: You need help, please see your doctor. ...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
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 more
For A BolderShoulder: There is gobs of info if you check the web. Just Google 'frozen shoulder, home exercises.' As for the best? Whatever you are comfortable with at first. Take your time, progress slowly & see how you feel the next day. It could take several weeks, depending on how 'frozen' your shoulder is, how long it's been that way, & what caused it in the first place. You might consider some P.T. to get started. ...Read more
It depends: Shoulder rehab is sometimes painful, but without knowing the details of your problem or rehab protocol, its difficult to answer this question. Some pain is expected, but if it feels like more that you can tolerate, it might be you time to discuss it with your physician to make sure that this is something to be expected and to see if something can be done to make you more comfortable. ...Read more
Possibly: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more
Time, ROM, strength: If this is your first dislocation, time (rest) followed by gentle attempts to regain range of motion followed by rotator cuff strengthening is the recipe. You can do this under the guidance of a physical therapist or self-directed exercise. I strongly urge you to go to an ortho doc for an assessment of your risk for another shoulder dislocation in the future. ...Read more
Parascapular: Focus on trapezial, latissimus and deltoid strengthening. Do rows, pulldowns, shrugs and band work to squeeze your shoulder blades. Your biceps will likely be conditioned as well but not to same degree. ...Read more
It feels like I got a shot in my arm. I have this pinch in my shoulder that feels like I have just gotten a shot. Maybe from exercise?
Possibly.: Deltoid soreness can be due to exercise or injury. ...Read more