Well, the last month has been so frustrating for us! We’ve seen so many people with significant shoulder problems because of silly little things that could have been avoided.
It frustrates me as I see these issues that would have required no more than a simple bit of instruction result in these huge problems that then take a heap of work to try and fix costing people money and destroying their quality of life.
I know it may seem like a bit of a dramatization, but honestly, there is no need for any of these things to happen.
You see the shoulder doesn’t really like being put under strain when it is behind us. Despite what we might think, we’re still not long off all 4’s from an evolutionary perspective. So when I see people making crazy silly mistakes that end up costing them dearly it gets me so angry!
Renderers who bring their arms behind them when doing broad strokes. People at the gym bringing bars down to their chest. New mums reaching into the back of the car to get to bub.
They’re all bringing their shoulders into positions that have very little support resulting in high chances of muscular strain and ligament injury. There is no need for them to develop these injuries to begin with.
Whilst this is frustrating in itself to see such a simple change of action could have prevented their injury, it’s even more frustrating to see people who then leave these injuries to progress to the point that deep inflammation has now set in making it much more difficult to correct.
Please don’t put yourself at risk with these actions and if you do develop shoulder problems as a result DON’T leave them. Make an appointment and get them checked immediately before they progress and become difficult to correct.