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  • 13 Shoulder Stabilization Exercises

    Shoulder stability exercises are used in physical therapy to treat shoulder pain. Also known as scapular stabilization exercises, they help to manage shoulder pain, restore functional mobility, and help you regain normal use of your arm and shoulder.

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  • Dislocating your shoulder after falling is common. But regaining strength isn’t so easy

    The rotator cuff tendon is formed by four muscles that let you elevate and rotate the shoulder. They converge to form a tendon that attaches to the ball part of the shoulder. If a large tear occurs acutely from a fall, the shoulder can not only be unstable but have significant weakness due to the rotator cuff tendon tear.

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  • How soon can you resume tennis or golf after shoulder surgery?

    Healing does take time, but within a few months most people can get back to play at their pre-surgery level without the pain that they experienced before, a pair of new studies show.

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  • After shoulder arthroplasty, patients can expect to return to racket sports

    A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.

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  • Causes of Shoulder Pain and Weakness

    Causes of shoulder pain and weakness can vary in both younger and older people. You might experience minor "clicks" and aches or have persistent, debilitating pain and severe restriction of motion.

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  • Diabetes tied to higher risk for frozen shoulder

    People with diabetes are more likely to develop frozen shoulder, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 4 in BMJ Open.

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  • Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises

    If you have pain in your rotator cuff, it may help to do shoulder strengthening exercises at home.The muscles that make up your rotator cuff can be prone to inflammation and tears if you do the same overhead motions too often.1 Making sure these muscles are strong enough is aAn important way to reduce tears or rotator cuff injury.

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  • An Overview of Shoulder Blade Pain

    Shoulder blade pain can have many different causes. Although you may assume you sustained an injury or simply slept in the wrong way, the pain might actually be related to your heart, lungs, spine, abdomen, or pelvis.

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  • Isometric Shoulder Exercises

    Isometric exercise is a type of exercise in which you contract certain muscles without any other movement. A physical therapist may prescribe isometric shoulder exercises if you have pain or need to regain normal shoulder range of motion, strength, and/or mobility.

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  • Why does my shoulder ache?

    If you find yourself rubbing your shoulder after reaching up to take a coffee mug off the shelf, hammering in a nail just over your head or climbing into a pickup cab, you're among millions of Americans—particularly those over 60—with a shoulder issue. Shoulder pain could be a sign of arthritis, tendonitis, a rotator cuff tear or shoulder instability.

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