Wednesday, 28 January 2015

How to Work out with an Injured Shoulder

Shoulder pain does not have to sideline you from working out. The shoulder joint can move in almost every direction and throughout the day is a part of almost every task the upper body performs.
Work out with an Injured Shoulder

Do these work outs if you have got an injured shoulder:

Lateral Raises
Lateral exercises with the arms involve moving the arms up and down along the sides of the body. Gradual pressure and controlled movements increases strength and improves flexibility. This exercise is very important because it strengthens and tones the deltoid muscles that lay over the top of the shoulder.

Front Raises
Front raises involve moving the arms up and down in front of the body. Neither the lateral raises nor the front raises move the arms above the shoulders. Front raises work muscles in the back and front of the shoulder area, offering support to the joint as a whole.

Raising the arms and hands above the shoulder and crossing the wrists above the head. This is similar to a jumping jack only much slower and more fluid. This exercise should be performed very gradually if the shoulder is injured. Slow movements help the joint regain range of motion without further injuring the joint.

Crossovers require moving the arms above the head. This can aggravate certain shoulder injuries causing shoulder pain and discomfort.

Military Presses
A military press is similar to a lifting or pushing motion performed over the head. Slow gradual movements are necessary to prevent further damaging the shoulder joint.
This exercise moves the arms above the head and can put additional stress on the shoulder joint, causing more pain and discomfort.

Wall Push-ups
Wall push-ups do not place stress on the shoulder so much, as the muscles in the back and upper arms. Slow, steady movements will help strengthen and tone the muscle structure that supports the shoulder.