Exercises for Tendonosis of the Shoulder

Portrait Of Mature Man At Work Suffering From Shoulder Pain
Working at your computer can increase shoulder pain. (Image: Ridofranz/iStock/Getty Images)

Shoulder injuries affect every aspect of life -- from basic self-care activities to work and sports. According to a study published in 2015 by "Trials," shoulder pain is the third most common disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system. Tendinosis -- breakdown of the tendon that connects muscle to bone -- is a major cause of this pain.

It often occurs over time, like a slowly fraying rope. Exercises improve movement and strength, which are both typically affected by shoulder tendinosis.

Man Holding Golf Club on His Shoulder
Household items such as a golf club can be used for shoulder motion exercises. (Image: DAJ/amana images/Getty Images)

Range of Motion Exercises

Stiffness can develop with shoulder tendinosis. So range of motion exercises performed with help from your opposite arm are particularly valuable. Use a yardstick, broom handle, cane or lightweight golf club to perform these exercises.

Eccentric Strengthening Exercises

Many different types of shoulder exercise can improve strength with shoulder tendinosis. However, eccentric exercises -- sometimes known as "negatives," are particularly effective for tendinosis. Eccentric muscle contractions occur during the lowering phase of a movement. These exercises can increase strength in your damaged tendon.


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