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Here are 7 tips to help prevent shoulder injury

1. Strengthen your rotator cuff

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint. Strengthening these muscles can help prevent shoulder injury.

2. Stretch regularly

Stretching can help improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. Focus on stretching your chest, shoulders, and upper back to maintain mobility in your shoulder joint.

3. Use proper form

When lifting weights or doing other physical activities, use proper form to avoid placing undue stress on your shoulders.

4. Avoid overhead activities

Overhead activities like reaching, lifting, and throwing can put a lot of stress on your shoulders. If you participate in these activities, warm up first and use proper form.

5. Stay active

Regular physical activity can help keep your shoulders healthy and reduce the risk of injury. Focus on low-impact activities like swimming, cycling, and walking to help maintain flexibility and reduce stress on your shoulders.

6. Maintain a healthy weight

Excess weight can put extra stress on your shoulders, so maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of a shoulder injury.

7. Protect your shoulders during contact sports

If you participate in contact sports, make sure to wear proper protective gear to help reduce the risk of a shoulder injury. This could include a shoulder pad or other protective device.

Gain strength quicker. Improve mobility faster. Restore function. Recover better. Primacare Physical Therapy is here to help. Our therapists are eager to assist you along your way to recovery.


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