Activities To Avoid To Prevent Shoulder Pain

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Aug 01
2019

Activities To Avoid To Prevent Shoulder Pain

Overhead motions repeated regularly over days, weeks, months and years put you at an increased risk for injuring your shoulder and experiencing pain. Shoulder pain can make even the simplest of activities, like reaching into a cabinet or brushing your hair, hard to do.

If you are beginning to notice shoulder pain, it can be early signs of rotator cuff tendinopathy or could be caused by another common reason for shoulder pain. Repetitive movements of certain activities can cause or aggravate shoulder pain and/or lead to your condition worsening.

Prevention is best. If you are already experiencing shoulder pain, there are things to avoid to keep it from getting worse. Working with a physical therapist, you can find different ways to still accomplish the tasks that you need to do without causing further damage to your shoulder joint and surrounding tissues.

Here are some activities to avoid to prevent shoulder pain.

Avoid activities that you know are causing you pain, such as:

Lifting your arm above your head

Reaching up

Sports like tennis, golf, baseball, football, swimming

Gardening

Decorating your house (e.g. hanging curtains, painting)

Throwing

Also, practicing good posture can impact and/or lessen the pain on your shoulder.

If your job requires you to use repetitive movements of your shoulder, use good form or learn techniques to help. Your physical therapist can recommend ways. You can also get supportive braces or equipment to help.

Your physical therapist can help you strengthen your shoulder and surrounding ligaments, tissues, muscles, and tendons to prevent shoulder pain or keep it from getting worse. He or she can also teach you which angles to avoid and how much or little force to use when completing the tasks that you need to do.

To learn more about the underlying causes of your shoulder pain and activities to avoid to prevent shoulder pain, schedule a consultation with a physical therapist at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy in Queen Creek or Phoenix contact us today.

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Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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