The shoulder is made up from a mass of interconnected muscles, ligaments, and tendons that work in unison. Unfortunately, this means shoulder injuries not only debilitating, but very common.
A regular injury is a torn rotator cuff, which can be painful and be accompanied by a long recovery time. Other injuries can be caused by impact sports, such as dislocations, breaks and impact injuries, to deep tissue damage.
Pain is often cumulative and can become an inevitable part of aging. Building resilience into your exercise routine and moderating your exercise can help mitigate damage or reduce downtime from healing.
Thankfully, many injuries can prove to be minor…but irritating. Following the fundamentals of POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Icing, Compression, and Elevation) can make an immediate difference and speed up long-term recovery.