Best Stretches for Shoulder Pain!
Video by Dr. Bryan Stephens
Raise your hand if you have shoulder pain; these are the Best Stretches for Shoulder Pain!
Too often we spend our times sitting. Most of the sitting takes place while on computers, when we’re driving, texting, reading, and even watching tv, but we don’t always realize the affect that it has on our overall posture. This includes our neck, back, hips, and even our shoulders. I’d like to think we have all seen the picture of the evolution of man by now. We see a hunched figure with changes and alterations made all the way until he is standing fully upright. The constant sitting and hunching is now bringing upon the de-evolution. We start to acquire more of a rounded and hunched position instead of being able to stand up straight.
When we roamed in nature, we spent much more time reaching above our heads for picking food and/or climbing. Now, we seldom do stretches for our shoulders and arms into that range of motion. This lack of full range of motion begins to cause problems within our joints. You may have seen Hilton’s Law mentioned previously on our site. This is because it is key to making sure we keep our body from degenerating at an increased pace.
“The nerve that innervates the joint also innervates the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and skin that cross the joint.”
-Dr. John Hilton, M.D. 1862
This means that for our body to function fully and remain in optimum health, we must fully move our joints in order to fire the nerve that crosses through it. These nerves are what connect the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and skin sensation to our brain. What this also means, is that we need full range of motion with resistance to keep our brain healthy because it is just like every other part of our body: it will atrophy if not used. Essentially, use it or lose it. So, to summarize, try these Best Stretches for Shoulder Pain to keep moving well to help you keep thinking well and avoid the pain of inactivity.
At our McKinney location, located near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Ridge Rd., we are here to help you get out of pain! Our Chiropractors will relieve your pain through Chiropractic adjustments and teaching the proper form for exercises, like the plank. We also look at nutrition to make sure you are getting the proper nutrients to help give your body the best fighting chance against pain and disease! We hope you enjoy these Best Stretches for Shoulder Pain!