Exercises to Improve Stability After a Shoulder Labrum Tear

If you suffer from shoulder labrum tear you may benefit from physical therapy exercises to help control your shoulder pain and improve the range of motion of your shoulder physical therapist will prescribe you a set of exercises for rehabilitation of your shoulder labrum tear

You may perform these exercises in a physical therapy clinic in the presence of your physical therapist or as a part of your home exercises program

The function of the labrum of the shoulder is to keep the socket deepens and if it is turned away you may feel that your joint is loose or dislocated

The goals of physical therapy exercises for labrum tear include increasing the overall range of motion improving overall strength and stability and achieving maximum flexibility in your shoulder

In this article, we will discuss the step to step physical therapy exercise program for a shoulder labrum tear

Range of motion exercise

After labrum injury, you usually feel that your shoulder is loose and is dislocated easily you may also feel that your shoulder will fall out of the joint because of this your range of motion will be affected

Several exercises are helpful to restore the normal range of motion of shoulders exercise for increasing shoulder range of motion may include

  • Passive range of motion exercises where your therapist is moving your shoulder for you and active range of motion of exercises where you are moving your shoulder
  • Exercises using a shoulder pulley

Move your shoulder through its full range of motion and stop at the point where you feel pain or instability. learn more

Rotator cuff exercises

A shoulder labrum tear can affect the stability of your shoulder joint so how you can achieve that stability of your shoulder joint the answer to this question is that you can regain the stability of your shoulder joints by rotator cuff strengthening exercises these exercises may include

  • Isometric exercises of the shoulder
  • Resistance band rotator cuff strengthening
  • Increasing active range of motion and strengthening rotator cuff muscles by using dumbbells
  •  weight-bearing exercises

These exercises can be done three to four times a week with a repetition cycle of 10 to 15 times Also, make sure to stop the exercise if you feel any pain or dislocation of your shoulder

Several other exercises such as Shoulder Proprioception and Balance and Scapular Stability exercises are also used. With the help of these exercises, your shoulder labrum tear can be recovered and you can continue to perform your daily activities without hindrances.
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