Your shoulders are responsible for a lot of movement day in and day out. Essentially, any time you pick something up, open a door or wave at someone, you’re engaging your shoulder and all the muscles, ligaments and bones that comprise it. Needless to say, trying to accomplish these movements if you have shoulder instability can be pretty difficult.
Baseball season is here and offseason football practices are ongoing, so now is the time to be mindful of how you play on and off the field. The shoulder is such an extraordinary body part. For instance, the kind of torsion stress that throwing a ball puts on a shoulder can create a type of unique damage among athletes of all ages. Proper warm up and good mechanics can reduce the potential for injury, while taking appropriate action when injury does occur may help to minimize the extent of injury.