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Why is it recommended to stop overhead activities while treating a rotator cuff injury?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
One of the: major tendons injured (torn) in a RTC (Rotator Cuff) injury is the SUPRASPINATUS which is the majot muscle/tendon complex responsible for LIFTING YOUR ARM OVERHEAD....thus RESTING IT is a necessary part of the REHABILITATION from a RTC injury!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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What would doctors recommend to help with rotator cuff injury?

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Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rehab: Parital rotator cuff tears or rotator cuff tendonitis is generally treating with nsaids and physical therapy/rehab exercises. You can google rotator cuff rehab exercises for many good ideas. If you have a full-thickness rotator cuff tear, or a large partial-tear, then surgery is usually required.

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