Arlington: 3 Ways To Beat Achy Shoulders

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3 WAYS TO BEAT ACHY SHOULDERS “Shoulder Relief Is Possible With The Right Guidance!”

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3. Improve your scapula stability –The shoulder blade makesupan importantpartofyourshouldercomplex. It has many different muscles attached to it, pulling at just the right time for proper shoulder movement. Improve the shoulder blade muscles by frequently firing them. In a sitting or standing position, drop your shoulders slowly down and back. This wakes up those important muscles which help guide the shoulder blade when using your arm. Perform 10-15 repetitions holding the contraction for 5 seconds, frequently throughout the day. Byworkingonthese3simpleactions,youcandramatically improve the performance and feel of your shoulders. If your shoulders feel weak, achy, or painful give us a call today.Wewilldefinitelygetyourshoulders feeling limber, strongerandallowyou togetback todoing life’severyday activities pain-free.

Try these simple actions to improve the health of your shoulders and alleviate that nagging ache or sharp pain for good. 1. Sit up tall! – The number one reason for repetitive injuryandpain in theshoulders ispoorposture.When the ball moves forward in the socket, the rotator cuff becomes vulnerable to injury! There is less space for the muscles which can then get “pinched.” The musclesarealsooverstretched,making themweaker. 2. Strengthen your rotator cuff muscles – By keeping your rotatorcuffmusclesstrong,youhelpguideyour shoulder joints, lessening the chance for injury and inflammation to occur. A simple exercise to perform is while sitting or standing, keep elbows at your side bent to 90 degrees and thumbs up. Push your hands out like opening a newspaper. Repeat 10 times.

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