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Theraband Exercises For Rounded Shoulders
I've had shoulder impingement 1 year. Doc said to do theraband exercises. After a week, i now have constant shoulder pain and now at night. Thoughts?
Return to your : Treating physician or at least let the physicians nurse know your response to the week of exercises, for further instructions. ...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
Stretching: 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
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: 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
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