There is a ton of information out there on shoulder health exercises and many different opinions on what can help or harm. This can make it difficult to know what you should be doing, what to avoid, and what level of discomfort is ok. It leads to a frustrating cycle of trying something, flaring your shoulder up, resting your shoulder, and repeat. That is, until you end up just resting it because you’re afraid that doing anything will bother you.
The reason the exercise selection can seem so difficult is because it is. There are 17 muscles that attache to your shoulder blade. In order for your arms to work properly they all need to work together. At any point during strengthening your shoulder, some of these muscles may need to be strengthened, while others need to be mobilized or lengthened.
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