Shoulder pain is very common, but just because something is common does not mean it is normal.
Your shoulder is your most mobile joint in the body. Your humerus (upper arm bone) is attached to your skeleton my muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. Because there are so many different structures helping to hold your arm in place, its hard to tweeze out the exact structure causing your shoulder pain.
From experience treating patients the majority of shoulder pain is caused by 2 things:
- weakness in external rotators of the rotator cuff
- poor posture and poor overhead shoulder mobility
Here are 3 of my go to exercises to improve shoulder pain:
Thoracic Bench Stretch
Serratus Wall Slide
End Range External Rotation
If you have been dealing with shoulder pain for a long time, avoiding movements in the gym, or simply avoiding things you love, I would love to talk to you more.