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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ROM exercises: Do gentle progressive range of motion exercises both passively and actively. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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