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It is essential to reposition the shoulder joint correctly, which you must do under the guidance of a physiotherapist to make sure you dont do more damage. The most common incorrect position is the shoulderblade being held too far forwards and downwards. Often people think that pulling the shoulders and arms backwards will sort this out. Actually this can make it worse!
What you need to do is gently lift the shoulders upwards and then very slightly backwards and down in an outward twisting motion.
You then need to train the shoulder to hold itself in this position as you move the arm into the positions required for your sport and eventually maintaining this new position when you are doing fast propulsive movements and/or heavy resistance work.
Please note that although the advice and exercises provided are designed to assist your recovery they are not a replacement for seeing a Physiotherapist or Osteopath. It is essential that you always make sure you see your Doctor, Osteopath or Chartered Physiotherapist beforehand to diagnose your injury and guide you through recovery.
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