If you lift weights, then you probably have felt shoulder pain. Shoulder injuries affect over 20% of Americans, and that number skyrockets among exercisers. What's even worse is many individuals who report shoulder pain say it nags them for well over one year.
This troublesome joint has remarkable flexibility and range of motion, but these come with a price. To accomplish all that motion, the shoulder must sacrifice joint stability. Shoulder instability is the number one cause of shoulder injury.
That’s the bad news. But the good news is that many of the causes of shoulder pain can be easily treated. All that's needed is proper exercise selection, some smart flexibility training, and a little bit of caution. Follow these tips and you will likely reduce or eliminate your shoulder pain; and if you are one of the lucky ones that is still pain-free, you may prevent it from ever happening in the first place.