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Old 12-21-2014
beverlyposa beverlyposa is offline
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Default Help! One arm tighter than the other.

I'm 65 and am trying to improve my backstroke. I am unable to rotate my left shoulder to the extent that I can rotate my right. It's also more difficult to control my left wrist. Any suggestions for exercises or drills to strengthen (and loosen?) the muscles in my left side? (I am of course right handed) .Thanks
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Old 12-23-2014
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Do your problems result from an injury of some sort? If your shoulder has been damaged by an injury, I would suggest having it examined by a doctor who specializes in sports medicine and having the doctor give you exercises to rehabilitate it, since it is possible that the wrong kind of exercises could make your injury worse.


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Old 12-23-2014
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Hi,

No, it's never been injured. I think it's just a lifetime of predominately using the right side of my upper body. Thanks for responding.
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Old 12-24-2014
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Where in the rotation of your left shoulder do you run into problems? For example, can you, in a standing position, extend your left arm so it is straight up (i.e., directly above your left shoulder)?


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