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Should I abandon upper body exercises while I have a strained rotator cuff?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely not!: The best exercises to help a strained rotator cuff is shoulder blade and upper back exercises. Scapular retractions (holding the back tips of the shoulder blades together) for 3 sets of 2 minutes at a time will reduce the load on the rotator cuff. It will allow the shoulder to heal much quicker. This is a tip that should be taken up with every patient with a shoulder injury!
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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