Back In Motion: What To Do With A Shoulder Injury

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Protect Your Shoulders What you need to know, to prevent a serious injury...

All​of​us​experience​occasional​aches​and​pains​from​doing​too​much,​ which​​does​not​necessarily​mean​a​chronic​problem​is​emerging.​ However,​when​​those​pains​don’t​go​away,​or​when​the​uncomfortable​ feelings​have​certain​characteristics,​it’s​important​not​to​ignore​them,​ and​seek​help​. If​you​keep​experiencing​shoulder​clicking​or​“popping,”​for​example,​ you​may​have​a​ligament​tear​in​your​shoulder​area.​Sharp​pain​should​ also​be​checked​out​with​your​​physical​therapist,​as​this​means​the​ shoulder​joint​is​not​moving​in​good​alignment. There​are​al​so​more​easily-ignored​symptoms,​like​a​dull​pain​that​runs​ along​the​side​of​your​arm,​or​sudden​arm​weakness​whenever​you​try​ to​carry​something​or​reach​for​an​object.​These​symptoms,​you​should​ definitely​not​ignore.​ Know the Warning Signs

Many​shoulder​injuries​result​from​tasks​ requiring​heavy​lifting​or​repetitive​reaching​ motions.​Along​with​manual​labor​jobs,​work​ around​the​house​such​as​cleaning​gutters​or​ hanging​up​wet​clothes​are​common​culprits.​ In​addition,​athletic​pursuits​like​weightlifting,​ swimming,​and​tennis​can​unfortunately​ lead​to​shoulder​injuries.​Along​with​these​ activities,​passive​movements​can​also​be​a​ problem.​ If​you​have​​continuous​poor​posture,​the​ improper​ positioning​ of​ your​ shoulders,​ can​make​you​extra​vulnerable​to​scapula​ (shoulder​blade)​and​rotator​cuff​injuries. Injury Causes

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