You answered all the questions, I need to visit my family doctor for evaluation on a dropped shoulder due to fracture of the left clavicle.
I have a specific problem you might be able to help me with. I can not perform an overhead press with dumb bells because I am unable to rotate my fore arm to a vertical position over my elbow. The result is my fore arm is inclined forward. I can use a machine because it pulls my hand rearward. Any thoughts on what is preventing the proper arm rotation? I might mention that a massage therapist showed me that by pushing on a muscle on the back of my shoulder this condition was relieved. This is on my left side only.
If the RMT is pushing on your back, it may be that he’s pushing the scapula into posterior tilt, which is helping with properly upwardly rotating the scapula, which would help.
So, the problem would be likely weak serratus and/or lower trap, and/or overactive upper trap. Usually a combo of all 3.
Some stuff is coming that will tell you if this is the case, because when you do the exercises I’ll be sharing over the next little bit, if you get relief, then you’ll know that what I’m saying is accurately describing your situation.
Good stuff! As a martial artist, climber and surfer iv’e told people that shoulder strength and flexibility are hugely underrated or undertrained. At 51 I can do handstands, planches and various types of pulls and pushes, these things help me to continue to progress even at “my age”. It really surprises me when people who do the same things either are very weak in these movements or don’t know about them at all. Like I said good stuff, keep ’em coming.
Sounds like you’re an impressive physical specimen my man. 🙂
excellent information… keep it coming!
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