This posterior shoulder joint “grease” is fast and powerful at relieving pain through a variety of shoulder movements such as extension, abduction and lateral rotation.
IMPORTANT: if your pain is actually IN the rotator cuff region or any of the associated muscles to the right, please try releasing something on the front of your body instead of doing this technique! Good places to check are your biceps and front deltoid, pec minor and brachialis for starters.
If you have pain on the FRONT of your shoulder in or near the shoulder joint through any range of motion (not just sitting still), that’s a good indication this technique could help. This is due to a human anatomy law called reciprocol inhibition: opposite muscles inhibit one another, and if there’s pain through a range of motion it often indicates too much restriction in the opposite muscle that’s contracting (aka the one that’s being asked to stretch), causing the brain to ping you with a signal (pain) to get out of that movement so you don’t tear anything due to overstretching.
Here’s what we’re targeting: we’ll be trying to grab or “pin” a piece of several rotator cuff muscles, but primarily we’re going after infraspinatus, teres minor, teres major and the rear deltoid (not a rotator cuff muscle).
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