Shoulder Pain? Try This Simple Exercise.

Feeling a bit of shoulder pain? You might be avoiding the pain by limiting how far you move your shoulder. Is that a good solution? Absolutely not, and here’s why. Unused muscle can actually atrophy at a rate of two to three percent per day. Also, if you don’t use a joint’s full range of motion, the portion of the joint capsule and cartilage not in use lacks the hydration it needs to stay healthy. 

Fortunately, there is an easy solution. The key is to regain that full range of motion so that the shoulder joint and surrounding muscle and cartilage can move without pain. That’s where this simple exercise comes in. Watch as Dr. David Biedebach demonstrates the exercise’s proper technique.