Short Shoulder Primer
Your shoulder joint is composed of a trio of bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulder"s ability to move in a multi-directional circle makes it the most movable joint in your body. A healthy shoulder is held firmly in place by muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Put simply, the human shoulder is a many splendored thing, chock-full of aesthetic, mechanical and practical functionality.
There"s no excuse for shoulder abuse! Take care of your body"s most valued joint and it will take care of you.
A Quick Look at Shoulder Injuries
Shoulders tend to be unstable due to their heightened level of mobility and usefulness. This makes them easy prey to a host of ailments including sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.
Physically active people such as athletes, gardeners, physical therapists, or anyone engaging in activities that involve repetitive or overhead arm motion, are most likely to suffer a shoulder injury.
Physically demanding activities that wear on shoulders are swimming, basketball, gardening, house cleaning, maintenance and repair, massage, etc.,
SOS: Save Our Shoulders!
Don"t shrug off your shoulders. When it comes to them, no expense or measure should be spared. Your shoulder is the cog between your arm and torso, facilitating a host of essential daily functions. We"re pretty sure you"d like to keep it that way. ActiveForever is here to help you achieve that goal.
Fortunately, ActiveForever has a great shoulder section! (Don"t we wish could all say that?)
Ergonomically sound, stylish, state-of-the-art, shoulder-saving devices of the finest-quality daily fly from our physical and digital shelves.
When it comes to effective pain relief, the Active Wrap Shoulder Heat & Ice Wrap is head and shoulders above the rest. This innovative device applies therapeutic heat or ice directly to the shoulder muscles to help increase circulation, recover from injury, ease stiffness and treat pain from rotator cuff injuries.
The Sling Couture Arm Slings are faaabulous dahling! These little gems are both functional and fashionable. They help you heal broken or injured arms in style. The Sling Couture Arm Sling is available in attractive designs to match virtually any outfit while keeping your arm immobilized, preventing further injury and discomfort.
Nothing quite holds a candle to the Bauerfeind OmoTrain Shoulder Support. This state-of-the art shoulder brace is carefully composed of hundreds of elastic fibers, it provides uniform support and compression around the shoulder. A contoured silicone insert can be positioned inside the brace for added compression to your AC joint (Acromioclavicular joint or AC joint). This improves shoulder function following a shoulder separation.