Shoulder Pain: Posterior Deltoid and Capsule Stretch

Shoulder Pain: Posterior Deltoid and Capsule Stretch


Shoulder pain can be caused by many things
going on with the shoulder complex. One of the things that can cause shoulder
pain is an impingement problem of the rotator cuff due to a tight posterior deltoid muscle
or posterior shoulder capsule. To stretch this out find the angle that it
is most tight in the back side. Then, lean your shoulder blade firmly against
a wall to stabilize the shoulder blade to isolate the stretch. It’s important to place your shoulder blade
firmly against the wall to stabilize it. Otherwise, the stretch will be more into your
rhomboid muscles on the inside of the shoulder blade. Gently pull the arm across the body and hold
this stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat this for 3 sets.

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