Did you know that the shoulder joints have the largest range of motion? Therefore, it holds the highest risk of dislocation and injuries.
Shoulder joints consist of the scapula and the head of upper arm bone (humerus), and its complex relationship with the rest of the body supports different movements.
Movement Like a Chain
Joint movements are often coordinated with each other like chains. When you twist one end of the long strand of chains, the following chain follows the movements and so does the whole strand. The body follows this rule, and the shoulder joints are especially affected by this coordination.
When the chains are stranded, the movements are no longer coordinated properly. Just like that, when a body movement is somehow compromised, huge stress is applied on the shoulders in order to carry on the performance.
It’s Not Just the Shoulder; Whole-body affect the shoulder function
Anatomically, shoulders are directly connected to scapula, collar bones, and elbows. It is also indirectly related to ribs, sternum, and spine, as well as pelvis and trunk muscles.
In order to use your pelvis and trunk muscles effectively, a stable and strong lower body is needed. Therefore, even if you are just reaching for something, it is important to think about the right use of shoulder joints, elbows, and wrist, while also stabilizing the coordination of collar bones, scapula, trunk muscles, rib cage expansion, spine arch, and the lower body. (Yes it’s a lot, but that’s how complex your shoulder joints are!)
If you have a shoulder joint condition, it is necessary to consider different parts of the body when planning treatment. Even when the symptoms are similar, each person has a different cause of the problem.
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