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Action of rotator cuff muscles

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: The rotator cuff involves 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and the subscapularis. The most commonly injured is the supraspina... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not recomended: When the rotator cuff is injured, avoid movements that wing the elbow out, or push upwards. Impingement of the muscles against the bones of the sho... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
NO: The bench press primarily helps strengthen the pectoralis major and triceps depending on technique, etc. And rather than helping can put added strain ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Needs rx immediately: Without proper treatment, symptoms of a rotator cuff injury or tear can persist for months or years, and they usually become worse over time. Most rot... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Tears don't heal: The reason they tell you this is because an actual "tear" of the rotator cuff tendon cannot heal on its own. Once torn, the tendon remains torn. H... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the throw... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
It can be a cuff: A pitcher can cause damage to their rotator cuff. However, the issues that upper extremity athletes have with their shoulders are unique. Therefore, t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: A rotator cuff injury is a muscle injury to one or more of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff: supraspinatus (more often injured of the f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Good Question: I'm not aware of any studies or research looking at relationship of shoulder and rotator cuff symptoms and food. That said, for patients planning on ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: However, if your shoulder feels loose, you may have shoulder laxity. This may be treatable with strengthening and physical therapy. See an orthopaed... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Patience: It can take 12-24 months to maximize strength gains after a large repair, providing the tissue heals correctly
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Anatomy: The supraspinatus muscle in vulnerable to tearing due to its anatomic position and the biomechanics of the shoulder complex. The tendon of the suprasp... Read More
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