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I have rotator cuff injury and inflammation left shoulder? i want to keep swimming though.

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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undefined 32 years experience
See below: If you have a rotator cuff problem there are probably some strokes that you should avoid for now. These would include the crawl and backstroke and butterfly stroke. Breast stroke, side stroke should be ok. Consider physical therapy if shoulder pain is not improving or getting worse.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Cuff tendonitis: Best to decrease inflammation by relative rest, avoid the so called painful arc above shoulder level. Nsaids and ice, along with strengthening of the rotator cuff with band exercises below shoulder level. When pain disappears, gradually return back to overhead activities.

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