Shoulder Pain Treatment & Rehab Stretches – Ask Doctor Jo

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Shoulder Pain Treatment & Rehab Stretches These shoulder pain stretches can help relieve pain from a shoulder injury or help rehab your shoulder after surgery. These stretches will help get your shoulder moving again, and they can prevent you from getting adhesive capsulitis aka frozen shoulder. Read Doctor Jo’s blog post about this video,

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Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy.


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Shoulder pain can really slow someone down, and when stiffness or tightness is involved people can have a difficult time with their every day activities. Here are some simple stretches to get your shoulder loosened up. They can be used if you have been diagnosed with shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement, or if you are recovering from a surgery.

The first stretches are called pendulums. Use a chair or counter top, and lean over so your arm hangs down towards the ground. Move your body, not your arm in circles so your arm swings around like a pendulum. You can also rock front to back and side to side. Add a small weight in your hand to open up the joint space while doing these stretches. The next stretches you will need to use a table or counter top. This is an active assisted stretch, which means you are moving the arm now, but the table will support the weight. You will slide your arm forward and lean your body forward until you feel a stretch. You can also move it at an angle and circles.

Finally, you can use a wall to stretch your shoulder. Again, the wall will support your arm while you move it. You can slide it upward and lean into the wall until you feel a stretch, and then you can try circles as well. Then you can turn sideways to get your abduction stretch

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DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can’t possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don’t use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won’t help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.


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LOL!! Great Intro 🤣 Perfect Example When Things Go Wrong👌 Show Us The Way Doc!

Wayne Hicks says:

SO helpful. Thanks,

Sanjay Satyanarayana says:

Hi Jo, What else can I use instead of a table pl. I have Chronic Deltoid twitches specially when I raise my arms above my shoulder level.

David P says:

Thanks so much! In the time of CV19, I can't get into my health care providers personally. My Dr. recommended this to me, and I feel like I now understand what I need to do. PS. You Rock!!!!!

Renee Culpepper says:

Thank you. Theses really helped 👍

Staffan Lindström says:

You look awesome in this video!

barbie gardner says:

During a bicycle accident I had a broken clavicle in 2 places severed one ligament to the scapula. which required surgery. Also I broke 4 ribs and deflated my right lung. Everything has been repaired. I am 14 weeks post op. I am finished with PT. But I find you offer some of the exact same exercises and on other videos you offer strengthening exercises that I also need. Thank you for your easy to follow instructions. I appreciate you!!!

Jorge Bustamante says:

I like your introducción :0) …thank you for the demonstration …I have pain on my right shoulder for about 5 month…I got better, but the pain came back…you should go for actriz career :0)

Dordor D. Samson says:

Thanks for your cool exercise, I have shoulder pain and have taken steroids on the shoulder 3 weeks ago but still feeling slight pain I have started your exercise though please kindly advice don't want to do surgery

Maikeru Lim says:

This is my first time having a massive shoulder pain after i stop weight lifting for more than 8years. I will try this everyday

Tracey Triplett says:

I just came across your videos. I like them!! Thank you.

Whitehorse 99 says:

Do massages help?

0433elva says:

Doc it hurts when I moving my arms in cycles..and it gives a crack sound.. What can I do? Keep doing it?

Aishwary Yadav says:

Hii mam I am suffering from shoulder pain for 3 months and when I do shoulder activity it hurts very much I cannot know that it is which type of shoulder injury I do yur shoulder pain stretches but my shoulder hurts then also please tell me which type of injury is this??

Ric Contreras says:

Do these help for ac osteoarthritis? I have some mild pain in my right shoulder. I broke my sc joint 2 months ago now I feel a slight pop/grinding sensation in my ac area. I haven’t begun my PT yet but will start this week

Moiz Khan says:

Thanks Dr Jo.

Virginia Edwards says:

Hi Dr. Jo….how heavy is that plate weight that you are using for the pendulum swings….2.5? Or should I go more to open that shoulder socket up. I'm trying to heal my rotator cuff tear. Is there a website where I can buy one? Thank you!

steve kierstead says:

Is this the same as supporting it by the wrist and stretching it out

Al Rodriguez says:

Can you do one for shoulder blade pain stretching..

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