One Possible Solution to Chronic Shoulder Pain: The Rotater
Aches and pains are very common to athletes and people who exercise regularly. The shoulders are a common area for chronic aches and pains. Some times the pain is due to a specific injury which needs to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. However, much of the time the aches and pain in the shoulders are due to muscle imbalances in the rotator cuff muscles, which can be stretched and or strengthened to both improve function and reduce pain.
Dr. Chiang covers some useful info on shoulder pain via his write up on shoulder Impingement Syndromes HERE, and there are a number of good articles on this site regarding injury prevention. One simple gizmo I have found very helpful is called The Rotater. It’s a simple yet effective method of both stretching and strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. Watch my short vid below, followed by the examples of using The Rotater for internal and external stretching. If interested in additional information on how The Rotater can be used to strengthen the shoulders, improve function, reduce pain, and so forth, hit the picture below the vids.
External Rotation Stretch Using The Rotater:
Internal Rotation Stretch Using The Rotater:
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