3 Expert Exercises to Protect Your Shoulder

Did you know that your shoulder is your most flexible joint in your body?

However, because of this flexibility your shoulder is more prone to instability and injury.

To combat this, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons have issued the following exercises to strengthen your shoulder:

    1. Basic shoulder strengthening. Attach a stretch band to a doorknob at home. Gently pull the band toward your body. Hold for a count of five. Repeat five times with each arm.
    2. Wall push-ups. Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall and your feet shoulder-width apart. Slowly perform a push-up. Repeat five times. Hold for a count of five.
    3. Upper back/ shoulder blade exercise. Lie on your stomach with your arms by your sides. Gently draw your shoulder blades together and down your back as far as possible. Ease about halfway off from this position and hold for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat 10 times.

Fortunately, in the unfortunate event that you encounter a shoulder injury, Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics has a team full of specialists who can help you “Get Back to Life”!