Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises. The aim of the following exercises is to strengthen the deltoid muscle – which sits over the.
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Reading Orthopaedic Centre V5 1 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises The aim of the following exercises is to strengthen the deltoid muscle which sits over the top and outer aspect of your upper arm to assist in lifting your arm above shoulder height and to reduce pain . You a re training and strengthening your deltoid muscle in order to compensate for the underlying rotator cuff muscles which are weak or torn. The exercises need to be done a minimum of three times a day and for at least three months in order to strengthen this muscle and improve the mobility of your shoulder. They In that case you will need to do the exercises on both sides. The reason that the exercises are initially carried out lying down is to prevent the A common side effect of repeated hitching of the shoulder is pain around the lower neck on the affected side and in very bad cases the onset of tingling in the arm or hand. Should this neck pain occur, you need to immediately check the position of your shoulder and make sure that it is not too close to your ear/hitched while you are exercising. It is also prudent to inform your physiotherapist at your next visit so that they can check and treat the neck if necessary in order to resolve the problem.
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V5 2 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 1. Pendulum exercises standing and leaning forwards, supporting yourself with your good arm, let the bad arm swing like a pendulum. It can swing forwards, backwards, side to side and in a circular motion for up to 5 minutes. This exercise is also useful to relax the muscles after you have carried out the other exercises. 2. Lying on your back lift the bad arm to a vertical position with the help of your other arm. Then hold the bad arm in the vertical position with its own strength for as long as you are able while also keeping the elbow straight. Bring the bad arm back down to your side with the help of the other arm. As your arm gets stronger, you will be able to lower it to your side without help. When this becomes easy move to exercise 3. `
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V5 3 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 3. Lying on your back as th e vertical position becomes easier to maintain, the exercise can be progressed. With the elbow straight, start to move your arm forwards and backwards. Try to keep the arm moving in a slow, smooth, straight line and keep it lined up with the side of your b ody. As your con trol and confidence improves begin to increase the range of motion until the arm can move from the side of your body to touching the bed above your head and back again. Continue this movement for up to 5 minutes or until your arm fatigues. When this becomes easy move to exercise 4.
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V5 4 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 4. Lying on your back the next progression is to add a small weight e.g. a tin of beans, small bottle of water. Hold this in the hand of your bad arm and continue to move the arm from your side to above your head and back again in a smooth movement for up to 5 minutes or until the arm fatigues.
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V5 5 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 5. Use a piece of stretchy elastic which your physiotherapist can provide. Tie a big knot at one end, loop it over the top of a door and then close the door. Now stand or sit sideways with the bad side closest to the door. Reach as far up the band as you can with the hand of the bad side. You can use your good arm to help the bad arm to reach higher or i t may help if you initially pull the band down with the good arm and then hold on to it with the bad arm . The exercise invo lves pulling the band down as far as you can and then slowly control the release or upward movement of the band back to the starting position. Repeat this movement for as long as you can control it.
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V5 6 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 6. Standing facing the wall holding a cloth or duster against a smooth bare bit of wall or door. Slide your hand up the wall as far as you can and, if necessary, push the hand further up the wall with the good arm . Now a llow the bad side hand to slide back down the wall but keep the movement slow and controlled. Repeat this exercise for as long as you can control the movement.
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V5 8 Anterior Deltoid Strengthening Exercises May 2010 Contact details Contact details NHS Private s secretary Department of Orthopaedics Spire Dunedin Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Bath Road London Road Reading Reading Berkshire Berkshire RG1 5AN RG1 6NS Tel: 0118 322 8191 Secretary: 0118 971 0519 Fax: 0118 322 8908 Hospital: 0118 9 22 6888 www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk www.readingorthopaediccentre.com Useful links www.readingorthopaediccentre.com www.shoulderdoc.co.uk www.orthogate.org/patient -education/shoulder/rotator -cuff -tears.html This information sheet is not a substitute for professional medical care and should be used in association with treatment at your hospital. Individual variations requiring specific instructions not mentioned here might be required. It was compiled by C atherine Anderson (Specialist Physiotherapist) and Mr Harry Brownlow (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) and was illustrated by Jill Gillespie (Specialist Physiotherapist).
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