Rehabilitation of the shoulder is often (not always) prescribed by the doctor or surgeon after consultation on a painful shoulder.

The reasons can be multiple:

it allows regularly:

  •  to relieve, provided not to be brutal or inappropriate,
  • to recover the flexibility of a stiff shoulder by a non-normal use of the joint, flexibility essential to consider an intervention in good conditions
  • to recover the active articular amplitudes essential to the gestures of everyday life,
  • to make it possible to examine precisely the symptoms of a shoulder, to make it examinable which was not it during a first examination.
  • fight against sub-acromial conflict or bursitis, mainly by opening the subacromial space.
  • Finally, it makes it possible to sort out between those who will benefit from medical treatment and those who will justify surgical management.

Often the physiotherapists solicited will limit the care until a medical diagnosis has been evoked or confirmed by additional examinations.

You will find some self-rehabilitation exercises that can be carried out at your home on the form viewable on the blue box at the beginning of the page. These exercises should not cause any pain in the shoulder or elsewhere. If this is the case stop and consult your doctor.

Surgery is considered only on a flexible shoulder and the least painful possible situations that must remain exceptional.That is why your doctor or your surgery will prescribe if it deems necessary preoperative reeducation.

Below are some useful exercises in a preparatory phase preceding a surgical procedure.

In case of severe pain during these exercises, stop and seek advice from your physiotherapist or doctor.