5 Effective Shoulder Stretches to Flex Your Muscles and Release Stress

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5 Effective Shoulder Stretches to Flex Your Muscles and Release Stress
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Highlights
  • Shoulder stretches are extremely effective for alleviating pain
  • Practicing shoulder stretches on a daily basis can prove to be beneficial
  • Here are 5 simple shoulder stretches to help you warm up

The human shoulder is one of the more bio-mechanically complex joints since it has the greatest range of motion in the body. Though there are numerous muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments and blood vessels surrounding the shoulder, which provide flexibility and support, it also makes the area susceptible to injury. Practicing shoulder stretches on a daily basis, particularly before and after strenuous exercise involving the upper body, may help eliminate the risk of muscle strain and other injuries.Shoulder stretches are also extremely effective for alleviating pain. Some easy shoulder stretches for pain include arm circles, arm crossovers, arm extensions, and the hanging shoulder stretch. Before starting any new exercise routine always consult with your doctor. This is especially if you suffer from severe shoulder pain as sometimes working out this area can cause more injury and aggravate pain.

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