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How can I strengthen my rotator cuff for injury prevention and rehabilitation?

How can I strengthen my rotator cuff for injury prevention and rehabilitation?

Range of Motion: Performing range of motion exercises with mild resistance are important. By moving your shoulder joint in all directions smoothly with small weights, bands or against non-moving objects, one can build muscle tone that will help in preventing injury. Doing nothing at all can lead to frozen shoulder syndrome which may increase pain. Exercise examples: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/980215ap/980215a.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


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I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

12-16 weeks: It depend what involve in this procedure, but the rehab time it about 3 month. ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff - can you golf as part of rehabilitation and therapy?

Nope: Golf is not rehab. Very specific post op rehab program. If no surgery is safe to pitch and putt. Probably should not take any big swings. ...Read more

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What is the usual response to rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery?

What is the usual response to rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff: Active-assisted and passive range of motion exercises are typically started at home at two weeks post-operatively. Six weeks is when formal physical therapy starts with strengthening gradually and continued range of motion exercises. It is painful, but important to stay with it. You're pretty young for a rotator cuff tear. Are you the patient? ...Read more

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Does anyone know where i could find a good ACL injury prevention training program?

Does anyone know where i could find a good ACL injury prevention training program?

Ask your PT or onlin: You can go on line and find a trainor or physical therapist who can put you through acl prevention programme which was created by santa monica orthpedic and sport medicine foundation the programme involves 15 minutes training session and trains avoiding vulnerable positions increase flexibility increase strength, proprioception plyometric exercises 2-3 times a week. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Stretching.: Stretching your muscles for 10-15 minutes prior to activity is helpful. Also, warm up slowly and gradually, to loosen up. ...Read more

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Is there a proper way to take glutamine for injury prevention?

Is there a proper way to take glutamine for injury prevention?

10 grams 3 times/day: Usual adult dose for dietary supplement: average dose: 10 g orally up to 3 times per day (total 30mg max) http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/glutamine.Html as always, any time you are considering a new diet or supplementation, consult with your doctor to personalize dosing to your needs. ...Read more

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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more