Relieve Shoulder Pain

Video by Dr. Justin Thompson

We often do not realize how tight our shoulders can get until it is too late. Shoulder pain is something we see in many of our patients in East Dallas. The “sleeper stretch” emerges as a simple yet effective remedy to alleviate tension in this crucial joint. Tight shoulders, a common ailment in our modern sedentary lifestyles, can lead to a myriad of issues, including discomfort and pain. The shoulder’s intricate network of muscles and tendons is susceptible to tightening due to prolonged periods of desk work, poor posture, or repetitive motions. Such tightness not only limits range of motion but can also contribute to chronic shoulder pain and discomfort. The sleeper stretch, a targeted stretching exercise, focuses on the posterior capsule of the shoulder, promoting flexibility and relieving tension. Incorporating this stretch into a regular routine can be a game-changer, offering not just momentary relief but also fostering long-term shoulder health and preventing the development of more serious issues. 

As we strive for overall well-being, let’s not overlook the transformative power of a few minutes dedicated to a solid stretching routine. Attached below is a randomized controlled trial that displays the benefits of implementing a stretching routine. This can lead to improved function, less shoulder pain, and increased quality of life! Give this stretch a try and let us know what you think!

Research Referenced

Tunwattanapong P, Kongkasuwan R, Kuptniratsaikul V. The effectiveness of a neck and shoulder stretching exercise program among office workers with neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Jan;30(1):64-72. doi: 10.1177/0269215515575747. Epub 2015 Mar 16. PMID: 25780258.

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When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our East Dallas Doctors, located in Lakewood at the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.