Shoulder pain is a common complaint, and one that many people suffer from. The reality is that there is a very wide range of shoulder problems that you can suffer from, and it is important to know what exercises will help you get through and rehabilitate your injury.
Therabands, or resistance bands are a common tool in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, and they are basically an elastic band that you can stretch and put under a lot of pressure. There are a wide variety of exercises that you can do with them, and they are great for working out at home. If you want to purchase therabands head here to amazon where you can find some great therabands for very cheap prices.
One of the most common problems we will use therabands for is rotator cuff injuries. Theraband shoulder exercises do not necessarily have to be for rehabilitation, they are also great for some different strength work. I like to use them on off days, or when you need a week with a lower load. You still work the same movement like previously, but reduce the load and give your muscles an important different stimulus.
These are great for people that have had a tear or an issue with the rotator cuff, suffered from something like a pinched nerve shoulder, or scapula tracking problems. They are also great for athletes that need to do a lot of throwing movements. Often the rotator cuff becomes overused and even weak, and simply warming up with these exercises will help to prevent a lot of issues.
Here is a video I found that shows you a very basic series of exercises you can do with the theraband for your shoulder. This is great for a warm up before a weights or a gym session, and you will find that you start to prevent and rehabilitate your injuries. I will have more posts in the near future focussing on more specific exercises to help different problems, but this is a great start for now.