If You Ignore The Weakness and Chronic Pain Of Your Replaced Shoulder, It Will Get Worse!
Many individuals find themselves grappling with feelings of depression and regret when their expectations for relief from shoulder pain following replacement are unmet.
Living with chronic shoulder pain often leads to the acceptance of various limitations, such as:
- Inability to sleep at night
- Difficulty reaching or simple tasks like hanging up clothes
- Experiencing pain and swelling with attempts at exercise for shoulder improvement
Numerous people enduring chronic shoulder pain resort to daily pain medication or seek relief through injections. Some even contemplate revisiting shoulder replacement in hopes of a better outcome.
Unfortunately, the pervasive issue of overlooked and untreated muscle imbalances continues to worsen over time, intensifying both pain and disability. We witness this trajectory in the elderly, who, having faced shoulder problems since their younger years, gradually limit activity to minimise pain, inadvertently growing weaker and experiencing increased pain over time.
This downward spiral elevates the risk of back and neck problems and, tragically, often culminates in a loss of motion leading to a frozen shoulder or peripheral neuropathy. The resulting disability can significantly impact your quality of life.
I firmly believe that a crucial factor contributing to these stereotypical narratives is the neglect of root muscle imbalances. My hope for you is to defy this pattern. Instead, envision a future where you remain active, confidently engaging in activities you love without the fear of your shoulder holding you back.