2 Helpful Shoulder Exercises to Keep YouMoving Longer 1. Position yourself in front of a wall. Begin by lightly push forearms into the wall while sliding arms up. Make sure to keep your back flat. Raise your arms as high as you can without pain while keeping your shoulders down. Do the same when bringing them back down. This trains your body to raise the arms without substituting the neck muscles and strengthen the shoulders.
2. Simple shoulder and neck rolls are good starting points for getting your joints moving and muscles relaxed which can both help to reduce pain.
We’re Here to Help Your Neck and Shoulders! Of course, self-testing at home is an imperfect way to determine if your headaches and neck pain are coming from poor posture or other shoulder issues. They just show you where your body as limitedmovement, which may be causing your problems. Handling any problem sooner rather than later leads to better results and preventing long-term damage, such as arthritis. We welcome you to schedule a visit with us for a more complete evaluation. We’re offering a no-cost shoulder and neck screening to help get you on the road to better health and less pain.
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EXERCISE ESSENTIALS TRY THIS EXERCISE TO RELIEVE PAIN
SCAPULAR RETRACTION Squeeze shoulder blades together and down- hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
MEDIAN NERVE GLIDE Start with your arm hanging down at your side with your elbows straight and palm facing forward. Next, bend your wrist forward and back. Your other hand should be checking to make sure that your shoulder stays down and drawn back the entire time.
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