How much force does it take to stretch the shoulder capsule?

“I’m just stretching my shoulder joint!” Now, there are many stretches for the shoulder joint and its joint capsule, especially with conditions such as frozen shoulder, but how much force does it take to stretch the shoulder capsule specifically? Here is a study where they measured the force required to stretch the shoulder joint capsule, which examined 12 cadavers’ shoulder joint capsules and measured maximum load, strength & elasticity.

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  • Itoi E, Grabowski JJ, Morrey BF, An KN. Capsular properties of the shoulder. Tohoku J Exp Med. 1993 Nov;171(3):203-10. doi: 10.1620/tjem.171.203. PMID: 8160176

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