Barring an acute event (like falling on an outstretched arm), most shoulder injuries come from repeated, cumulative damage.
Hard Truth: Almost everyone is at risk for Shoulder Injuries.
The Subscapularis (LINK) tends to get plenty of stimulation in our “front-of-the-body-internal-rotation” happy gyms. This means it’s usually pretty tight and strong.
Combine this with things like:
using a mouse/keyboard
stress (which often makes people tighten up their traps and hunch their shoulders)
sitting/standing in “hunchback” posture
lack of attention to the muscles you can’t see in the mirror
…and you have the perfect storm for shoulder pain.
Many people ignore the warning signs of shoulder trauma (such as pain […] Read more