Top 3 Shoulder Mobility Exercises for Elders with Shoulder Problems

As we age, it's not uncommon to start experiencing problems with our shoulders. This can make everyday activities quite difficult and can lead to a decrease in quality of life. Fortunately, there are some exercises that can help improve shoulder mobility and reduce pain. In this blog post, we'll take a look at three of the top shoulder mobility exercises for elders with shoulder problems.


Pendulum Exercises
These exercises are great for improving the range of motion and decreasing pain. To do this exercise, stand next to a counter or sturdy chair and grasp it with your good arm. Let your affected arm hang down and swing it in small circles. Start with small circles and gradually increase the size of the circles as you feel more comfortable. Do this for one minute, then switch directions and repeat.


Assisted Shoulder Mobility Exercises
Assisted shoulder mobility exercises are a great way to build strength in the muscles around the shoulder joint. To do this exercise, lie on your back on a bed or bench with your affected arm hanging off the edge. Use your good arm to assist your affected arm as you lift it up towards the ceiling. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do this for 10-12 repetitions on each side.

Shoulder Pulley Exercises
Shoulder Pulley exercises are another great way to improve the range of motion and decrease pain. To do this exercise, you'll need a resistance band or Thera-Band. Attach the band to a door knob or another sturdy object at about chest height. Grasp the band with your good arm and extend your affected arm out to the side. Slowly pull the band across your body, keeping your elbow close to your side. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do this for 10-12 repetitions on each side.

RangeMaster BlueRanger Shoulder Pulley with Patient Guide

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, particularly for elders. Thankfully, there are some exercises that can help improve shoulder mobility and reduce pain. In this blog post, we've looked at three of the top shoulder mobility exercises for elders with shoulder problems. Give these exercises a try and see how they work for you!