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I Have this shoulder pain that comes from intense climbing - the doctor said it is likely tendonitis but I didn't want to pay for all the tests so he said to just start stretching more.

Does anyone have any ideas about good stretches for my shoulder? He gave me a pamphlet but I lost it (don't judge me).

Thanks guys!


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http://www.stretching-exercises-guide.com/shoulder-stretches.html


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http://www.stretching-exercises-guide.com/shoulder-stretches.html

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Apc0243 wrote:
I Have this shoulder pain that comes from intense climbing - the doctor said it is likely tendonitis but I didn't want to pay for all the tests so he said to just start stretching more.

Does anyone have any ideas about good stretches for my shoulder? He gave me a pamphlet but I lost it (don't judge me).

Thanks guys!

I'm not judging, but why not just pop into the doctor's office and ask for another pamphlet?

Offhand, I'd think it's more likely that tendinitis would respond better to a rotator cuff strengthening program, rather than stretching. Shoulder instability is fairly common, and would tend to worsen with stretching. Rotator cuff weakness is also common, and responds well to strengthening.

Google rotator cuff strengthening, and you will get millions of hits.


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onceahardman wrote:
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I Have this shoulder pain that comes from intense climbing - the doctor said it is likely tendonitis but I didn't want to pay for all the tests so he said to just start stretching more.

Does anyone have any ideas about good stretches for my shoulder? He gave me a pamphlet but I lost it (don't judge me).

Thanks guys!



I agree with stretching but also focus on doing some rotations, self massage and get your blood circulation up to ease muscle tension and hasten recovery. If it is shoulder tendonitis, ice every time you come back from climbing etc. Before you do go, massage or use a BFST Wrap to increase your blood circulation and promote rapid recovery.

Google rotator cuff injury and tendonitis - Youtube will also be a beneficial tool. I would say focus on minor stretches and rotations just to avoid further straining your shoulder and try not to over reach.

I'm not judging, but why not just pop into the doctor's office and ask for another pamphlet?

Offhand, I'd think it's more likely that tendinitis would respond better to a rotator cuff strengthening program, rather than stretching. Shoulder instability is fairly common, and would tend to worsen with stretching. Rotator cuff weakness is also common, and responds well to strengthening.

Google rotator cuff strengthening, and you will get millions of hits.


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carolyntran29 wrote:
onceahardman wrote:
Apc0243 wrote:
I Have this shoulder pain that comes from intense climbing - the doctor said it is likely tendonitis but I didn't want to pay for all the tests so he said to just start stretching more.

Does anyone have any ideas about good stretches for my shoulder? He gave me a pamphlet but I lost it (don't judge me).

Thanks guys!



I agree with stretching but also focus on doing some rotations, self massage and get your blood circulation up to ease muscle tension and hasten recovery. If it is shoulder tendonitis, ice every time you come back from climbing etc. Before you do go, massage or use a BFST Wrap to increase your blood circulation and promote rapid recovery.

Google rotator cuff injury and tendonitis - Youtube will also be a beneficial tool. I would say focus on minor stretches and rotations just to avoid further straining your shoulder and try not to over reach.


I'm not judging, but why not just pop into the doctor's office and ask for another pamphlet?

Offhand, I'd think it's more likely that tendinitis would respond better to a rotator cuff strengthening program, rather than stretching. Shoulder instability is fairly common, and would tend to worsen with stretching. Rotator cuff weakness is also common, and responds well to strengthening.

Google rotator cuff strengthening, and you will get millions of hits.

Umm, the bolded section is attributed to me, but I didn't say it, and do not necessarily agree with it. Please be more careful. Do you sell BFST wraps?

Messing up quotes around here used to be referred to as "cheesetitting", but I haven't seen that term in a while.


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No I don't sell it but you can Google where to buy it online. Massaging, rotations and even hot baths are shown to improve blood circulation though.

PS. so sorry! New to the forum so it gets confusing- for instance, instead of clicking 'post reply' I keep clicking random ones such as /reply. I will be more careful next time! Sorry again! :(


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carolyntran29 wrote:
No I don't sell it but you can Google where to buy it online. Massaging, rotations and even hot baths are shown to improve blood circulation though.

PS. so sorry! New to the forum so it gets confusing- for instance, instead of clicking 'post reply' I keep clicking random ones such as /reply. I will be more careful next time! Sorry again! :(

Carolyn, I appreciate you trying to help, but you have now shown up on 3 different threads trying to sell the same product. Please go peddle your products elsewhere.


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In my experience (which includes two fairly major shoulder surgeries), shoulder injuries are extremely difficult to diagnose. If you are serious about getting the right therapy recommendation, you need to see a specialist, preferably an orthopedic surgeon focused on sports medicine with a specific focus on shoulder injuries.

As onceahardman discussed, shoulder stretching / strengthening could be the absolute right or wrong thing to do for your injury. There are better ways than "just see what happens" to go about your treatment.


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The treatment of soft-tissue shoulder pain includes the use of anti-inflammatory medication and/or paracetamol. Pain may also be treated with a local application of moist heat or ice.
http://www.sydneyshoulderpain.com.au/


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escort15456 wrote:
The treatment of soft-tissue shoulder pain includes the use of anti-inflammatory medication and/or paracetamol. Pain may also be treated with a local application of moist heat or ice.
http://www.sydneyshoulderpain.com.au/

Your link (made clicky) is to a shoulder specialist in Sydney, Aus. It does not support your position of treatment.

No one here is arguing that heat (whether moist or not) will alleviate shoulder pain temporarily. Same with anti-inflammatory meds. They will certainly decrease pain in the short term, but don't really cure the problem.


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+1 on anti-inflammatory and stretches being rubbish.

Inflammation is the natural healing process of your body and pain is a protective mechanism - your body is not stupid... so if you're not a whimp with the pain, the anti-inflammatory crap is not helping.

Strength training increase blood flow (i.e. nutrient delivery) and tendon/ligament strength much more than stretching.

And contrary to stretching, you can train strength in the damaged area in a comfortable muscle position / short range of motion, not hyperextended like in a stretch!

My life got so much better the day I realized my doctor couldn't help on a lot of things...


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