Recovering from an injury can be frustrating and quite the endeavor. Shoulder injuries are notorious for being a tough recovery and rehabilitation. With such a complex joint, rehabbing a shoulder injury can be painful and take time. This is not the type of rehab you want to rush or do in a slapdash manner. It would be great if there were exercises and medical aids that could expedite the healing method and rehab program. We here at HPFY can give you some guidance on recovering from your shoulder injury.
I am sure just about everyone has felt a twinge or pain in the shoulder. Sadly, there are a number of ways that we can injure our shoulder. Whether it involves the rotator cuff or collarbone, these injuries can be painful. Trust me, surfing on a toboggan is a great way to injure your shoulder joint (I know this firsthand). Just the actions of throwing a baseball or mowing the lawn requires our shoulders to, well shoulder the load. Common injuries to the shoulder joint include:
Once you have healed from your specific type of injury, rehabilitation can now begin. Your type of rehab program will depend on your type of injury and the area that needs to be rehabbed or strengthened. You should always consult your doctor or orthopedic surgeon before starting any type of rehab program. Your doctor/surgeon may even prescribe physical therapy. Common methods for recovering from a shoulder injury include:
If you shoulder injury is more severe, your doctor or orthopedic surgeon may suggest cortisone or steroid injections. The more serious your injury is more drastic the recovery and rehabilitation may be. Surgery for tendon repairs or even shoulder joint replacement may be the last resort.
A shoulder injury is nothing to sneeze at. They can be painful and present a difficult rehabilitation and recovery. Your recovery program should always try the most conservative methods first before progressing to more invasive options. As always, consult your physician or orthopedic surgeon before deciding on your recovery plan. Remember, slow and steady wins the race, so don’t rush anything or you may risk setbacks that make your recovery time longer.
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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