Relieve Your Shoulder Pain With These Exercises

Seated twist
Seated twist. Image by Koldunova_Anna/Depositphotos

Did you wake up with shoulder pain this morning? Perhaps you’re experiencing stiffness after overexerting yourself in your latest shoulder workout? Regardless of what happened, these shoulder exercises may provide you with some much-needed relief.

Chest Stretch

Kneel on the ground and place both of your hands behind your back. Intertwine your fingers and stick your chest out until your shoulder blades touch each other. Then, lift your hands and tilt your neck upwards before lowering back down. This exercise provides both chest and shoulder relief.

Seated Twist

Sit down with your legs crossed. Then, lift your right leg over your left leg and place your foot on the floor next to your left hip. Twist your body to the right and hold the position for a few seconds before straightening up. Then do the same on the opposite side.

Lying Arm Circles

Lay down on a foam roller, or if this is too difficult, lie flat on a yoga mat. Place your arms by your side. Make sure to engage your hips and core, keeping them stationary, as you lift your arms up straight until they are directly over your head. From there, circle them around until they are back in their starting position.