Shoulder muscles are extremely flexible, meaning that they can easily “bounce” back just as quickly when stretched out. Stretches are most effective on correcting joint tension and reducing pain in the shoulders, alleviating pain and restoring normal posture. These stretches work on strengthening and increasing flexibility in the shoulder muscles, minimizing muscle tension and reducing pain.
Shoulder Strain Relief: The shoulder is the second most common area in which someone suffers from pain in their shoulders. This shoulder muscle stretches to a considerable extent and if they’re already stiff and tight, a stretch will allow for a little bit of relief from discomfort.
Shoulder Hyperextension: This stretch works by working with the shoulder muscle’s tendency to pull against itself. When this occurs, the shoulder muscle will stretch, causing a slight amount of pain in the shoulder area. It can be done without the assistance of a therapist. For more information on stretching and strengthening your shoulder, consider checking out my article about stretches for shoulder physical therapy.
Shoulder Posterolater Stretch: This stretch works by first working the back of the shoulder. As it’s worked, tension will be released in the shoulder and then the arm. This is a stretch that works best when done on an empty stomach and with the person sitting on their hands. You may also find it helpful to alternate hands when doing this stretch.
Shoulder Piriformis Stretch: Working out the piriformis muscle in this stretch is useful for many different shoulder issues. The Piriformis is the muscle on the front of the shoulder that wraps around the upper arm and then down the arm as well.
Shoulder Roll: This stretch works by rolling the shoulder forward as well as backward. For an easier stretch, you can wrap a towel around your arms and gently roll your arms in opposite directions. This stretch works very well with Shoulder Piriformis stretches.
Shoulder Tensor Fascia Stretch: This stretch is another one of the many stretches you’ll find in a shoulder physical therapy book or online. It works by working on the stretch reflex, which is basically a mechanism that makes the muscles of the shoulder move automatically. For an easier stretch, you can try laying on your side with both your feet on the ground and then bringing your knees up towards your chest, while gently pulling your arms up as far as they can go.
Shoulder Strain Relief: If you have pain in your shoulder that’s a result of muscle strain, this is an excellent exercise to do with the goal of decreasing your pain. inflammation and also to work on increasing your range of motion. in your shoulder muscles. The muscles and tendons are held in place by ligaments and tendons, so these movements will help increase the strength and flexibility of the muscles and help eliminate tension.
There are many shoulder physical therapy exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home. Just make sure that you’re doing them correctly and don’t overwork the area.