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WHY DO I HAVE SHOULDER PAIN ?

Do you experience tight or sore shoulders that come and go, rather than being a constant issue? Perhaps you've injured your shoulder in the past, and it's never quite been the same since.


This is a common issue for individuals who frequently use the shoulder


joint, which is a ball and socket joint that is highly prone to injury.




Fortunately, mobility training can help prevent injury and promote longevity by increasing your range of motion in your joints and muscles. In


this post, we'll discuss common shoulder injuries and potential solutions.


Athletes and those who engage in repetitive motions are at high risk of shoulder injuries. The shoulder joint is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, any of which can be damaged or injured.


One of the most common types of shoulder injuries is a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade, and it plays a crucial role in maintaining shoulder stability and allowing for fluid movement. Repetitive motions, such as throwing a ball or lifting weights, can lead to rotator cuff injuries, which are common in sports like baseball and weightlifting. Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include pain, weakness, and


a feeling of instability in the shoulder. Treatment options include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and in severe cases, surgery.


Another common type of shoulder injury is a dislocated shoulder, which occurs when the upper arm bone comes out of the socket of the shoulder blade. Dislocated shoulders are often caused by falls or impacts to the shoulder and are common in sports like football and hockey. Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder include pain, swelling, and instability. Treatment options include reduction (putting the bone back in place), physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery.


A labral tear is a third type of shoulder injury. The labrum is a ring


of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder joint and helps keep the upper arm bone in place. Labral tears can result from repetitive motions like throwing a ball or lifting weights and are common in sports like baseball and weightlifting. Symptoms of a labral tear include pain, weakness, and instability. Treatment options include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and in severe cases, surgery.


To prevent shoulder injuries, warm up and stretch before engaging in physical activity, maintain a healthy weight, and use proper techniques while pla


ying sports. Mobility training can also help by improving joint movement, allowing for greater flexibility and strength in compromised positions. It's important to tailor your training to your daily life and movement patterns, rather than expecting an office worker to hold heavy weights and do "around the worlds."


In conclusion, shoulder injuries are common among athletes and those who engage in repetitive motions. Symptoms of shoulder injuries include pain, weakness, and instability. Treatment options include physical therapy, anti-


inflammatory medication, and in severe cases, surgery. To prevent shoulder injuries, take necessary precautions and seek medical attention if an injury does occur.


Stay mobile, stay safe, stay strong


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