Shoulder joints have the greatest range of the motions in the human body. Being the most used joint, our shoulders are more prone to several problems. Some of them may arise due to direct injury from an accident while other cause by posture problem.
Shoulder bursitis is one of the common and painful conditions that affect people of all ages. This condition generally affects the people who have weak muscles. In most of the cases, bursitis of the shoulder caused by the performing repetitive movements for an extended period of time such as arm twisting, throwing a baseball, playing tennis, painting, scrubbing and carpentry etc. The risk of developing bursitis increases with ages, as joint components such as bursa, tend to get older as you get older. The most common symptoms of shoulder bursitis are a pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, limited range of motions, crunching and popping during the movements.
The good thing is that you can get rid of this problem with the help of some effective treatments. There are some exercises for shoulder bursitis which can give you relief in pain and other symptoms of bursitis. We are going to tell you some effective exercises for shoulder bursitis which will definitely help you in your problem.
1.Floor slide -: This is the simplest exercise for shoulder bursitis. You just need to lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor and arms stretched out on either side. After this, bend your elbow to 90 degrees, so that the fingers are pointed up. Keeping the shoulder blades passed to the ground; slowly slide your arms over the head till they are completely extended. After then bring down slowly and repeat this at least 10-12 times for good results.
2. Stretching shoulder exercise -: This is another exercise for shoulder bursitis. Hold the elbow of your injured arm with your other hand. Use your hand to pull your injured arm gently up and across your body. You will feel a gentle stretch across the back of your injured shoulder. Hold for at least 15-30 minutes and then slowly lower your arm. You can repeat this exercise 2 to 4 times in a day.
3. Hand walk -: If you are suffering from a really severe pain, you can try this exercise for shoulder bursitis. From standing position, bend over from the waist and get into a push- up position, supporting your body on your palms, toes and back straight. Walk with toes towards hands and keep the knees straight. When you start feeling a stretch, walks hand back out. Repeat this process 8-10 times and you will better.
4. Shoulder shrug -: Shoulder shrug is also an effective exercise for bursitis treatment. You can try this exercise easily at home for getting quick relief. You need to stand with feet slightly apart and knees slightly bent, arms by your side and holding light weight. Keep your shoulder down then shrug your shoulder up as far as you can go and then release. Do this 10-12 times for getting better results.
5. Upright row -: In this exercise, you need to stand straight with knees slightly bent and a dumbbell in each hand, palms down in front of your thighs. Raise your both elbows till your arms parallel to the floor without twisting your wrists. Lower your arms to the starting position and do this 8-10 times. Keep your back straight throughout and restricts the motion of your arms and shoulders.
These exercises for bursitis are really effective in reducing your pain, swelling and inflammation in the shoulder. Mild shoulder bursitis can be easily treated with stretching and strengthening exercises. These exercise for shoulder bursitis will help in maintaining good mobility and stronger shoulders.