There are simple exercises to stretch and strengthen your shoulder muscles and rotator cuff tendons. Your physical therapist can evaluate your range of motion and show you how to perform these corrective motions.
If you’ve had problems with your shoulders in the past, using ice for about 15 minutes after exercising or working can prevent injuries in the future. If you have a history of tendinitis or bursitis, do range-of-motion movements every day. These movements may prevent a frozen shoulder.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
That impressive range of motion of the glenohumeral joint is due to the rotator cuff, a commonly injured group of four tendons. The purpose of ligaments is to connect your muscles to bones. When the rotator cuff tendons become inflamed, damaged, or swollen, then lifting your arm over your head may be nearly impossible.