(408) 263-8025

Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center

Dr. Gregory A. Lind D.C.

How Mobile are your Shoulders?

shoulder pain in Milpitas

 

Hey Milpitas, are your shoulders as mobile as they could (or should) be? 

Shoulders are indispensable; we use them for all tasks great and small, before we even reach the gym. This should highlight the importance of maintaining both shoulder stability and mobility: the stronger your shoulders are, the more you can do; the more mobile your shoulders are, the more you can do without incurring injury. 

A home-test for shoulder mobility

Step 1: 

  • Stand upright with arms relaxed at your sides
  • Keep arms shoulder-width apart and try to raise them over your head without arching your back. 
  • Can you bring your arms all the way over your head? 

Step 2:

  • Lay flat on the ground with your arms at your sides
  • Keep arms shoulder width apart and bring them over your head without arching your back. 
  • Do your shoulders reach the ground above your head?

This is called an active vs. passive range of motion test. The results are telling: if you are able to get your arms over while lying down but not while standing, we need to work on shoulder stability. If you are unable to get your arms all the way over your head while standing, we need to work on strengthening. 

How we help with shoulder mobility in Milpitas

We begin by accurately determining what is causing your pain and limited range of motion. From here, we can work on strengthening and stretching to keep your shoulders mobile and strong. Dedicating just 15 minutes a day to shoulder mobility can make noticeable improvements in your experience with pain and function, but the correct exercises should be observed, and this depends on your diagnosis. If you are interested in leaving shoulder pain behind, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.


Contact Information

Phone: (408) 263-8025
Fax: (408) 263-8026

  

Address: 1778 Clear Lake Ave. Milpitas, CA 95035

 

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 Monday:  9:00am - 12:30pm  2:00pm - 6:00pm
 Tuesday:  9:00am - 12:30pm  2:00pm - 6:00pm
 Wednesday:  9:00am - 12:30pm  2:00pm - 6:00pm
 Thursday:  9:00am - 12:30pm   2:00pm - 6:00pm
 Friday:  9:00am - 1:00pm  Closed
 Saturday:  9:00am - 1:00pm  Closed
 Sunday:  Closed  Closed