Pain During Shoulder Exercises. Good or bad? Well, it depends...

Ever wonder if more pain during exercise is better? The answer is usually "no".

What about mild pain? In the case of shoulder exercises, this might not be a bad thing... as long as:

  1. It is graded 0-3/10 - more isn't better!
  2. You should not experience your pain increase at night or the next day

Check out this presentation slide from Dr. Jeremy Lewis, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, that summarizes his findings:

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If you're really interested in his research on the shoulder, then check out his Keynote Speech at the IFOMPT 2016 Conference. It is both eye-opening and incredibly informative!

Jay Boddu