4 Strengthening Moves to Ease Your Shoulder Pain

Prevention—October 13, 2015

Prevention writer Karen L. Smith-Janssen reports that strength and flexibility are essential for shoulder health. However, too much stretching or overdoing exercises can cause damage. The article suggests initially addressing shoulder pain by consulting your physician to determine the severity of the pain and then taking the necessary steps to strengthen your shoulder.

Hospital for Special Surgery's Michael Silverman, PT, MSPT, provides explanations for common exercises that initiate shoulder strength in a safe and effective manner. "These four exercises bring stability to the scapula (shoulder blade), helping to keep the ball in the socket," he says. "Strengthening the muscles that stabilize the scapula and rotator cuff will help decrease pain while increasing stability in the joint."

To view all four exercises, visit www.prevention.com.


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