Professional athletes are not the only ones who suffer muscle injuries. Everyone will experience some type of injury, either from accidents, overuse or wear and tear. A simple injury can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication and rest, however a more serious type will require a doctor’s evaluation and physiotherapy. Most physiotherapy interventions include exercises either to stretch, loosen or strengthen the muscle.
Lower back susceptible to muscle injuries
Pain and tightness when you try to lift your arm sideways could mean an injury in the rotator cuff – the stabilising muscles in the shoulder. Physiotherapy will focus initially on light exercises to stretch the muscle and restore range of motion. Shoulder blade positioning exercises also help in this regard.