Stretching & strengthening home exercises for a frozen shoulder with help and support of the Shoulder Compression Sleeve

SUPPORT+COMPRESSION+COLD or HOT THERAPY

Many people have found the Shoulder Compression Sleeve to be an effective solution for their problems. Shoulder pain, whether from a sports injury or an accident, may not simply go away on its own. Our Shoulder Compression Sleeve provides the perfect combination of hot and cold therapy along with support and compression for an optimum approach for treating both acute and chronic shoulder injuries, including sprains, strains, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, arthritis, bursitis, labrum tear, shoulder muscle soreness, tendonitis, stiff joints, and more! There is no need for ice cubes, bandages or hot water bottles anymore! You simply put the cold or hot pack under the pressure pad of Shoulder Compression Sleeve and place it on the injured shoulder. Alpha Genial Shoulder Compression Sleeve is easy to apply and is ergonomically designed to fit your shoulder accordingly. It is made of durable high-quality lightweight and breathable materials that give more support and protection during exercise.

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, painful, and has limited motion in all directions. It affects about 3% of adults at some stage in their lives. It most commonly occurs in people aged between 40 and 65 years, more common in women or people who have diabetes and in some other conditions, including overactive thyroid disease.

Without treatment, symptoms usually go but this may take up to 2-3 years. Various treatments may ease pain and improve the movement of your shoulder. The good news is that most stiff shoulders can be managed successfully by a simple exercise program conducted by the patient at home. Although months of these specific exercises may be required, persistence almost always pays off. Even if arthritis is present, this program may help preserve and even improve the shoulder's range and comfort.

Exercises are very important in the early stages of frozen shoulder rehabilitation and should be done regularly every day. They may be uncomfortable but should not be painful.

Always warm up your shoulder before performing your exercises. The best way is the hot compress by your Shoulder Compression Sleeve. Then, it is important to try to maintain good posture throughout the day, whether you're sitting in front of a computer or driving, as bad posture is a key contributor to shoulder injuries.

 

Unlock your tight shoulders with these simple exercises:

1. Pendulum stretch

Do this exercise first. Relax your shoulders. Swing the affected arm in a small circle. As your symptoms improve, increase the diameter of your swing, but never force it. Repeat 5-10 times.

2. Towel stretch

Hold one end of a towel behind your back and grab the opposite end with your other hand. Use your good arm to pull the affected arm up to stretch it. Repeat 5-10 times.

3. Cross-body reach

Use your good arm to lift your affected arm at the elbow, and bring it up and across your body, exerting gentle pressure to stretch the shoulder. Hold the stretch for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times.

4. External Rotation 

This is performed standing sideways on to a wall, with the elbow bent to 90 degrees and the upper arm by the side. The back of the wrist is pushed against the wall, as if trying to rotate the arm at the shoulder. Hold for 5-10 seconds, rest and repeat 5-10 times.

5. Internal Rotation 

Standing face on to a corner such as a door frame, the elbow is bent and upper arm by the side. The front of the wrist is pushed against the wall, as if trying to rotate the shoulder. Hold for 5-10 seconds, rest and repeat 5-10 times.

These exercises and stretches are truly accessible to everyone and can be done any time throughout the day. You should carry out this shoulder stretching sequence three times a day.

Keep learning,  keep moving!