Shoulder rehabilitation training

- Apr 24, 2020-

Shoulder rehabilitation training

The shoulder joint is the joint with the greatest human activity. As the hub of upper limb movement, it plays a decisive role in the normal function of the entire upper limb. Therefore, shoulder disease will seriously affect your quality of life. Shoulder arthroscopic surgery can solve most shoulder joint diseases, and can obtain effective treatment and satisfactory functional rehabilitation after surgery. It is very important for patients to perform functional exercise after the operation. Failure to perform the correct functional exercise is likely to cause shoulder joint adhesions. For the patient, the operation will be done in vain.


Post-operative exercise is required in stages

Early stage: Within 1 day to 1 month after surgery, patients are advised to use the forearm sling to hang the affected limb on your neck, keep the upper arm side sagging, and elbow flexion 90 degrees On the chest, give effective analgesia during exercise to ensure the smooth progress of functional exercise. Under the guidance of medical staff on the first day after the operation, you can perform finger fist, finger extension, wrist flexion and back extension exercises; the shoulder joint can do some passive activities, and generally can use the healthy upper limb to help the affected limb do the pendulum-like exercise . Generally, one week after hospitalization, and two weeks after outpatient follow-up, begin muscle training under the guidance of medical staff, such as supine deltoid training, shoulder shrug, "chest expansion" exercise and internal and external rotation isometric training.

Mid-term: 5 to 8 weeks after the operation, the patient can remove the forearm sling and do some light movements beyond the head, first doing shoulder joint power-up activities, such as stick exercises, pulleys (now basically every community will have similar public exercises Equipment); Secondly, you should also do some active activities of the shoulder joint in all directions. It is possible to gently rotate your shoulder joint back and forth, left and right, and the front topic is that you feel no pain at the surgical site.

Late stage: 9 to 12 weeks after the operation, the shoulder joint began to resume normal activity. For resistance training, such as lifting dumbbells while standing, physical exercise is best started gradually after 3 months.


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