This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles that move and stabilise the shoulder.
Begin in the pushup position. If properly aligned, a straight line could be drawn through the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders.
Grasp a dumbbell of a weight appropriate to your ability in each hand. Raise one weight up off the ground, bringing your arm along your side. Pause briefly at the top of the motion before returning to the starting position. Perform the recommended number of repetitions by alternately raising and lowering each arm.
Pain and instability may make exercise a challenge however if you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, the support and compression provided by Bauerfeind’s OmoTrain shoulder support can help to ease discomfort and improve exercise performance.
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4 common shoulder injuries
- Separation: generally caused by a fall or hard blow which tears the ligaments where the collarbone and shoulder blade come together. It’s called the acromioclavicular (AC) joint.
- Fracture: as with any bone break, these are caused when you fall or take a hard hit. The most common breaks are to the collarbone and humerus (the arm bone closest to the shoulder).
- Cartilage tear: repetitive motions can wear away the cartilage which surrounds the shoulder joint. You can also tear the cartridge if you fall or your shoulder is hit with force.
- Rotator cuff tear: the rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons which hold your arm in place and allow you to lift it up overhead. This can also be hurt in an accident or can become weaker as we age.
Learn more: Why are Shoulder Dislocations so Common?
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