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Issue #28: Do this To Release Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain when you lift weights or simply lift your arms over your head, then read this!

Here I’m going to show you how to fix shoulder pain and impingement forever by attacking the issue and giving you the right exercises to get this to go away once and for all.

As always, it starts with a look into the anatomy of the shoulder

First, when it comes to shoulder pain the supraspinatus tendon is a big issue. The supraspinatus muscle is one of the muscles of the rotator cuff. It originates on the upper surface of the scapula and feeds through a small space in the shoulder joint to attach to the upper humerus.

Given the limited room inside the joint already because of ligaments, bursa, and an already tight shoulder capsule from limited shoulder mobility, the supraspinatus tendon can become pinched when the arm is lifted overhead. This is often a cause of the inflammation that one gets and the shoulder tendonitis that one experiences that keep them from performing upper body exercises without pain.

There is a second important cause of this pain: The supraspinatus tendon in the shoulder has an orientation that leads to them bending around the bone they attach to when the arm is moved into certain positions.

This causes compression stress on the underside of the tendon. When this occurs, the breakdown of the tendon and resulting inflammation is being caused directly by the inability of the tendon to accommodate the normal stresses of the joint.

Just doing things to strengthen the rotator cuff, in this case, isn’t enough.

Your training and rotator cuff exercises have to introduce an element of accommodating the shoulder joint. The way to do that is pretty simple. You need to use a banded external rotation exercise and something we call a sword raised to address this.

The first thing you want to do with either movement is aim to perform isometric sets. Simply hold the arm in the midrange position and aim to do so for 10 seconds for about 5-10 reps. 3-4 sets is enough to get the job done. Ideally, you would save 3-5 days a week to perform this quick but effective routine.

From there, you would increase to a concentric external rotation exercise as able. Continue to work your way up to the stress that you can handle without pain. Do it at this gradual pace and you will be able to fix your shoulder pain once and for all.

Another very effective way to get rid of this kind of pain is to use Electric muscle stimulation like the one from Visionbody

EMS is designed to treat the muscle area and nerves. It helps activate the muscles to help to heal and regain strength in that muscle.

EMS is also used to help reduce pain and increase circulation. Basically, the vibration of the EMS follows the same pathway as the pain pathway to the brain and helps cancel it out. So it is a great alternative to pain medication.

To relieve muscle pain effectively muscle stimulation produces heat, which speeds up blood circulation in the area, thus helping to remove waste products. In cases of healing muscle injuries, EMS also increased blood circulation to help transport nutrients to the injured part, thus speeding up the recovery of muscle fibers.

And it is easy to use…

Just put the PowerSuit on and start the massage Program and begin your exercises. The electric impulses help you to flush the muscles with blood and strengthen it mildly so that you can train your exercises as you used to be. But this time EMS boosts the effectiveness and speeds up your recovery.

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Let’s get Strong. With EMS!
Johannes, Head of Training & Education

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