Reconstructive Shoulder Arthroscopic surgery is one of the most effective procedures to improve quality of life, relieve pain, improve function and provide you with a stable lifestyle. Shoulder injury could be regarded as one of the cruelest sports injuries.
Whether you’re a professional or amateur footballer/cricketer you are likely to seriously hurt your shoulder during the course of your playing career. There have been many instances when players have been ruled out for months while playing various tournaments like the IPL, EPL, Euro Cup, World Cup etc.
Returning to sports after shoulder Arthroscopy should be a realistic goal for all, but it shouldn’t be just that. Good sportsmen should always aim at prolonging their international career and that’s only possible when a rehabilitation regime specified by the therapist is strictly followed by all.
Post- Shoulder Arthroscopy Rehab:
After your shoulder Arthroscopy, it is important to perform certain exercises to help strengthen your shoulder and arm and encourage recovery.
The following exercises may be recommended by your doctor and should be performed as instructed.
Elbow Range of Motion:
Before starting this exercise, remove your sling. With your arm bent at a 90-degree angle, bend and straighten your arm as though brushing something off the front of you. This exercise should be repeated 30 times, three times a day. This exercise will help avoid stiffness in your elbow after being in a sling for long period of time.
Begin this exercise by making a tight fist or by gripping a rubber ball. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then release. Repeat this exercise 30 times, three times a day. This exercise works your hand and helps prevent clotting of blood.
Begin this exercise by standing straight. Pinch your shoulder blades together and hold them for 10 seconds. Then relax and repeat the exercise again. Repeat this motion 30 times, three times a day. This exercise strengthens the muscles around your shoulder blade and allows your shoulder to move more effectively.
Supported Arm Pendulum:
Start this exercise by bending over at your waist. Support yourself by placing your hand, on the side that did not undergo surgery, on a table or chair Using your other arm, make small clockwise and counter clock wise circles. Repeat this exercise 30 times, three times a day.
Begin this exercise by bending the arm, on the side of the recovering shoulder, at a 90-degree angle. Keeping your elbow against your body, use your other hand to gently rotate your forearm outward until your arm is pointing in front of you. Repeat this exercise 30 times, 3 times a day.