Welcome to the shoulder pain, mobility and strength article roundup, where you’ll find all of the content we’ve published on this site since launching in 2017 about the shoulder in 3 categories: pain and injuries, flexibility and mobility and strength.
We’ll update this post whenever we publish new articles about the shoulder, so bookmark it as a quick and handy resource in case you have a shoulder issue crop up or want some new ideas of shoulder exercises to do.
ELIMINATE SHOULDER PAIN AND HEAL INJURIES
Often times people complain of pain in the shoulder but have no idea what tissues are affected, making finding the right course of action impossible.
In the article I’ll walk you through 4 quick tests you can do to see if it’s your AC joint that’s injured or you have a shoulder impingement.
If you find you have a shoulder impingement, you’ll want to review these 2 articles:
If you find you have AC joint dysfunction, this is the article for you: Sprained AC Joint? 7 Things You Need To Know...
You’ll also want to review articles on rotator cuff issues, because the rotator cuff tendon can also be impinged:
So impingement can lead to bursitis and rotator cuff tendonitis, but what causes impingement?
One cause is poor scapular movement, which you’ll learn about in this article: 4 Techniques to Fix Scapular Dyskinesis
Scapular dyskinesis is an abnormal resting position or abnormal movement of the scapula.
Winged scapula is the most well-known issue but others exist and in this article, you’ll get 4 exercises to address various scapular issues.
Finally, many people don’t realize that the biceps brachii cross the shoulder joint and is often painful because of an underlying shoulder problem. If you have bicep tendonitis, then you need to read this article: Bicep Tendonitis: How to Address the Root Cause
IMPROVE SHOULDER FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY
In this section we’ve got a variety of exercises to improve your shoulder flexibility and mobility, from variations on classical stretches to new techniques you likely have never come across before.
The following 4 techniques will all improve your overhead shoulder flexibility and mobility and they’re listed in order of priority if you’ve got issues and from least to most challenging.
BUILD SHOULDER STRENGTH
If you’ve got no shoulder pain and sufficient mobility, you’re sure to find some new exercises exercises here that will build your shoulder strength in patterns and positions you likely don’t train in.
7 Unique Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises: the rotator cuff is more than just there to stretch a band out to the side with, which you’ll realize after reading this article and seeing these 7 exercises.
7 Awesome Bear Crawl Exercise Variations: crawling in general is great for adult humans because it simultaneously trains dynamic core stability in multiple planes of motion, the end range of hip flexion, which is critical for squatting deep and the arms and shoulders for stability.
So there you have 21 articles all dealing with the shoulders with even more exercises to play with.
If you found this helpful, I’d appreciate it if you shared this page with anyone who may benefit. To moving freely and without pain!