Everyone in the Triangle enjoys activity. A walk in the park, a bike ride in the neighborhood, and a trip to the gym are all common activities from Durham to Apex to Raleigh. We live every single day through our choices and responsibilities. In many situations, especially on the weekends, we can sometimes overdo it. If we play informal sports or a short run, there is always an opportunity to get hurt when we least expect it. Sometimes injuries to our shoulders, ankles, backs and knees are just aggravating and relatively minor in nature. In time, everything gets back to normal.
Injuries can often take their toll and challenge our quality of life. Activity like jogging, working in the gym, swimming, and playing outdoors can increase the chances for injuries that will involve the knowledge and skill of Doctor Joe Wilson, the Raleigh Shoulder Expert, here in the Triangle. According to anationinmotion.org, approximately 4.5 million patient visits occur each year in the United States related to shoulder pain, and rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes. Many injuries are serious enough to warrant a visit to the doctor, urgent care, or emergency room. Shoulder injuries often can happen with overhead motions and repetitive use. Simple chores like cutting the lawn, playing catch with the kids, shoveling snow, gardening and hanging drapes can create problems.
Doctor Wilson offers three simple exercises to strengthen shoulders:
- Basic shoulder pain exercise: Light stretches really help in many situations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YP7mxEX82U
- Wall pushes: Great for shoulders, simple and classic and much like a push up; try it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2OXzjF0nnA
- Shoulder rolls and arm swings: Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUug9znV0BE
Remember that Dr. Joe Wilson and his team can help patients with shoulder injuries and more. When you have an injury know that we can help. For everything shoulder in the Triangle, there is only one doctor to call; Doctor Joseph Wilson M.D.
This post offering three simple shoulder exercises is brought to you by Dr. Joe Wilson, Raleigh’s Shoulder Expert in the Triangle.
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