4 Strength-Building Moves to Combat Shoulder Pain

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10-0554_inUSETaking care of your shoulder is important to your overall health. It is important to find that balance between maintaining flexibility and over stretching, which can cause damage. The experts at Prevention spoke to Michael Silverman, PT, MSPT, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City for suggestions on moves to perform to safely strengthen your shoulders.

“These four exercises bring stability to the scapula [shoulder blade], helping to keep the ball in the socket,” Silverman said. “Strengthening the muscles that stabilize the scapula and rotator cuff will help decrease pain while increasing stability in the joint.”

Before you begin:

  • If you are experiencing shoulder pain you should first see a doctor to rule out any serious injuries.
  • Perform these exercises with a CanDo® dumbbell. Start with a 1 pound dumbbell
  • Schedule time to do these moves at least three times a week
  • For each move do 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps each

Click here to learn how to perform the moves.