Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder and Avoid Rotator Cuff Problems

Shoul­der pain and stiff­ness is one of the most com­mon prob­lems I see in my prac­tice.
Why are shoul­der prob­lems so ram­pant? For starters, there are all of the sports that stress the shoul­der. For exam­ple:

  • swim­ming
  • throw­ing a foot­ball
  • ten­nis
  • pitch­ing a base­ball
  • incor­rect weight-lift­ing

Then there are ways to aggra­vate your shoul­der from dai­ly activ­i­ties:

  • car­ry­ing heavy box­es or suit­cas­es
  • lift­ing things onto a high shelf
  • open­ing a jammed win­dow
  • get­ting jerked around by the dog you’re walk­ing

Then there are all the ways you can stress your shoul­der from lack of activ­i­ty:

  • sit­ting at a com­put­er all day, or
  • sleep­ing on one side and com­press­ing your shoul­der

Shoulder Pain Diagnosis?

What­ev­er the cause or com­bi­na­tion of caus­es, shoul­der prob­lems can be com­plex and dif­fi­cult to diag­nose.

There are a range of pos­si­ble diag­noses, and most peo­ple actu­al­ly have a com­bi­na­tion of fac­tors con­tribut­ing to shoul­der pain. Here are a few of the com­mon diag­noses:

  • rota­tor cuff ten­dini­tis
  • trig­ger points of the shoul­der mus­cles
  • impinge­ment syn­drome
  • bur­si­tis, and worst of all.…
  • frozen shoul­der syn­drome

Serious Danger Lurking

In some cas­es, what starts out as a minor prob­lem can progress to become a more severe and dis­abling shoul­der con­di­tion: frozen shoul­der syn­drome. With frozen shoul­der syn­drome you lose much of the range of motion of your shoul­der joint. It can take six months or even longer to ful­ly regain func­tion (if you ever do). That’s a sce­nario you want to avoid at all costs.

Doctors can get frustrated trying to treat shoulder pain

The best strat­e­gy is to make sure shoul­der prob­lems don’t have a chance to sur­face in the first place.

Or, if you’ve already begun to have pain or move­ment lim­i­ta­tion in the shoul­der, you want to quick­ly restore nor­mal pain-free func­tion.

Therapeutic exercise — the essential ingredient

Cor­rect exer­cise is invalu­able in pre­vent­ing shoul­der pain.  And it’s one of the meth­ods used to treat shoul­der joint prob­lems once they’ve begun.

Why does a therapeutic exercise program sometimes fail?

The pit­falls of reha­bil­i­ta­tive exer­cise include:

  • Cer­tain shoul­der exer­cis­es can irri­tate the exact mus­cles or ten­dons you’re try­ing to strength­en
  • There are hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent exer­cis­es that have been rec­om­mend­ed at one time or anoth­er for the shoul­der. How do you choose which ones will work pos­i­tive­ly for you?
  • Even if you’re doing the cor­rect exer­cis­es, you could be doing them the wrong way
  • You may not have access to fan­cy equip­ment. Not every­one is a mem­ber of a pricey gym with state-of-the-art machin­ery.
  • You have a lim­it­ed amount of time in the day to deal with you shoul­der prob­lems. If you’re at all like most of my patients, you’re not going to spend thir­ty min­utes (or even twen­ty min­utes) a day work­ing on your shoul­der. You’ve got too many oth­er pri­or­i­ties.

That’s why, from my years’ of expe­ri­ence with shoul­der prob­lems, I devel­oped a valu­able video:

Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder & Prevent Rotator Cuff Problems

This video shows you the quick, sim­ple, safe and effec­tive way to lim­ber and strength­en your shoul­der to pre­vent pain or stiff­ness. Or, if you already have a shoul­der prob­lem, these exer­cis­es can help form the core of your long-term solu­tion.

To be sure, I’ve nev­er met you or had a chance to exam­ine your shoul­der. So you can’t expect the exer­cis­es in the video to address the specifics of your con­di­tion – you’ll need your own physi­cian or oth­er health­care provider to help you with that.

But the exer­cis­es in Top 5 Exer­cis­es to Strength­en Your Shoul­der and Avoid Rota­tor Cuff Prob­lems are bat­tled-test­ed. They’ve been rig­or­ous­ly select­ed from among hun­dreds of pos­si­ble exer­cis­es because

  • they’re sim­ple to use
  • they require no spe­cial equip­ment
  • they’re safe, and
  • the entire pro­gram will require less than ten min­utes of your busy day.

And they’ll help keep your shoul­der in top work­ing con­di­tion.

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Once you con­firm your pur­chase, you’ll receive a return e-mail with­in the next 24 hours with a link to the down­load­able video.  It’s filled with the valu­able infor­ma­tion you need to get your shoul­ders work­ing and feel­ing right.

And don’t wor­ry — if you’re not sat­is­fied, you can eas­i­ly get a full refund any time in the first thir­ty days, no ques­tions asked.

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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

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