Shoulder Stretch for Rotator Cuff Injury (Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka)

Here’s an easy shoulder stretch you can do virtually anywhere…

Acupuncture can be helpful in relieving the pain and inflammation that goes along with rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder pain.

Remember, serious rotator cuff tears may require surgery and immobilization of shoulder (wearing a sling). Acupuncture can help after surgery with increasing range of motion and decreasing inflammation and pain.

Once your physician recommends rehab stretching, the following can be a great start…

Pendulum Shoulder Stretch

Trying not to round your back, Lean forward, placing hand on flat surface like a table.

Opposite arm should hang down loosely at your side.

Swing your arm forward and backward, gently.

Swing your arm side to side, gently.

Swing your arm in circular motion like a pendulum, gently.

Do two sets of 10 reps. Repeat with other arm. Do this stretch at least every other day.


Acupuncture treats shoulder pain due to many reasons and can help with muscle tension pain and joint pain. Acupuncture helps pain due to overuse injury or old injuries. Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN. She has been passionate about treating others for pain, stress and Women’s health since acupuncture cured her of years of extreme, chronic pain. Read more on Aleesha’s story here.

Aleesha specializes in treating all types of pain, including headaches and back pain, as well as digestive issues and Women’s health. She successfully treats patients who see her for hormonal imbalance to relieve hot flashes, unstable mood and low energy with Auto Immune Disease like Hashimoto’s, Endometriosis, IBS, Perimenopause, Menopause, SIBO and of unknown cause.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule Online.



This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

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