Best Ways to Alleviate Shoulder Pain


July 20, 2018

HAVE SHOULDER PAIN?

Shoulder pain accounts for a staggering 7.5 million doctor’s visits per year.  When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.   

Shoulder pain is often caused by misalignment in posture or position of the shoulderThe shoulder’s design is intricate with several working together.  It is the most mobile joint in the body, allowing the arm to move in a circular motion, as well as up and away from the body.  It is common for the shoulder to become misaligned or unstable through overuse or injury, which results in pain.

The most common sensations associated with shoulder pain include:

  • Stiffness: limited movement and chronic aches
  • Limited range of motion: inability to fully move or painful with movement
  • Tingling or numbness: nerves sending distress signals due to impingement or irritation of nerves
  • Feeling of weakness or loss of strength

HERE’S WHY

Repetitive movements wear down the shoulder over time. Manual labor or more intense motions such as playing sports can cause or aggravate an injury. Many injuries result from inflexibility and limited range of motion caused by a forward positioned shoulder or protracted scapula. This is visible in posture when you see forward slumping shoulders.

HOW TO GET RELIEF

There are exercises and habits you can incorporate daily to help address and protect your body from should pain and strength issues.

Here are 7 of the best ways to stabilize and strengthen shoulder pain. 

Stabilizing the shoulder is commonly the first part of the rehabilitation process.  Repositioning the shoulder to proper alignment allows your body sensors to get the muscle “biofeedback” they need to tell the brain how to operate the joint in optimal fashion. Combined with continual attention to holding this strong foundation, even weak shoulders can regain the strength to perform again without pain.

AlignMed Zip Up Posture Shirt is a great way to relieve shoulder issues and make it easy to put onThe Alignmed Posture Shirt is designed to provide the body natural biofeedback to set posture, and shoulder position properly. Neuroband technology activates the proper muscle groups, and without the brain even having to think about it, the body learns how to use correct shoulder position, reversing forward shoulder, all on its own. 
Learn more about how the AlignMed Posture Shirt can help stabilize your shoulder, and protect against possible pain, injury, stiffness or flexibility limitations. 

 

 




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