You’re sitting at your desk, trying to get work done, yet your shoulder is screaming in pain. You take a few pain killers and that helps, but you wind up dealing with the same thing the next morning. What can you do?
Thankfully, shoulder pain can be prevented. Here are some tips that can help:
Strengthen your shoulders
Strengthening the muscles in your shoulder can help stabilize them and prevent injuries. By doing various shoulder exercises, you can make your shoulders stronger. Just be careful not to overwork them, which can just make matters worse.
Increase your flexibility
In addition to strengthening your shoulders, you should also work on making them more flexible. The more flexible your shoulders are, the greater their range of motion which can help prevent injuries. There are various ways you can do this, but many trainers recommend yoga poses that will both improve strength, balance, and flexibility.
With all these new shoulder exercises, you run the risk of overdoing it. Rest is always important, and if you notice your shoulder pain occurs when doing certain movements, then it might be time to stop that activity and find an alternative. Your shoulder needs rest in order to heal, otherwise the pain will only get worse.
Use ergonomic furniture
For many desk workers, it’s their work set-up that causes their shoulder pain as opposed to a particular activity. By using ergonomic furniture, you can prevent shoulder pain before it begins.