If you experience shoulder pain that is constant or intermittent, sharp, numb, tingling, burning, throbbing. frozen, tight or stiff, welcome to the one of the most common ailments today. We don't use shoulders much these days.
Our world of motion is getting squeezed into an invisible three-by four foot box. So when we finally do decide to paint a house, rake leaves, struggle with a suitcase, play tennis or golf, shoulder pain is the price exacted for our neglect of them.
When you are trapped in a box of limited motion your range of motion is limited. Musculoskeletal functions that are not regularly used become inaccessible. Ability has nothing to do with coordination, athletic skill, or strength. The sole requirement is function.
Almost all shoulder problems, with the exception of serious accidents resulting from high impact is caused by the shoulder being out of the proper position. You can easily test yourself by standing in front of the mirror and seeing if you have forward drooping shoulders with the back of your hands showing.
The Three R's
"Rediscover the body's design. Restore Function. Return to health"
Pain in Perspective
Think of pain as the body's own built in car alarm. Do we drug or numb the pain or do we address the cause. Numbing the pain is often called pain management, but that has serious consequences , the pain can become chronic
If someone is outside your house throwing rocks; fixing your glass windows does not mean the problem is gone!
The Body is telling you to Move!
How much motion is enough. For a functional person whose lifestyle is moderately active, you may need as little as twenty minutes a day spent deliberately providing the motion requirements that are needed to maintain musculoskeletal health.
If your typical day is totally sedentary, sitting in an office, watching movies, or surfing the internet, you may need up to an hour a day to restore your body's functions.
The more you exercise and the
more your body's functions return, you want to return to an
Body's Design Restored by functional Exercises
The body always remembers its design memory, so when you start changing the stimulus with exercises the body has no choice, it changes. The goal is to allow the body to return to its birthright, its design template, and it can because it never forgets the memory. All we're doing is providing the necessary stimulus by doing the simple exercises.