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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

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 thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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My son is 11 and a pitcher in baseball. Will push ups and pitching wear on his rotator cuff? Will a sore rotator cuff cause other arm issues?

Pitching: While pitching can be stressful to a shoulder, at 11 it is more likely to cause bone/growth plate issues. The rotator cuff is less vulnerable at his age, but can still get inflamed. Push ups and other exercises to strengthen his body should help reduce injury. Make sure he follows appropriate pitch counts/limits and consider using a pitching coach to monitor his form. ...Read more

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My rotator cuff hurts 6 years after surgery. Is that okay?

Depends: There are many causes of shoulder pain, even after surgery. There could be a new tear or retear (which can occur in 20-50% of the time depending on size of the original tear), there could be neck problems that cause shoulder pain, and there could be arthritis or biceps problems that are totally unrelated. On rare occasions, chest and abdominal problems could even cause shoulder pain. ...Read more

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If I move my shoulder a certain way it hurts at the rotator cuff. What could be wrong?

If I move my shoulder a certain way it hurts at the rotator cuff. What could be wrong?

Several things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for an injured rotator cuff to hurt more after pt and the uninjured one to start to hurt as well?

Please advise if it's normal for an injured rotator cuff to hurt more after pt and the uninjured one to start to hurt as well?

Yes: The muscle can get sore from exercising it. Speak to your therapist. They can adjust your treatment to do less loading to fit your personal needs. As well, you technique may be incorrect. Make sur ethe therapist is working with you not sending you to the side to work on your own. ...Read more

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I had a rotator cuff repair last year. Got to 95% mobility but hurt it last week. Back to 30% mobility, pain & crunching. What should I do?

Reexamine!: Retears of rotator cuffs do happen, particularly if you had a significant injury. If injury seems to be small, you certainly could use over the counter antiinflammatories, ice, and rest over the coming weeks. If shoulder returns to normal then great! If symptoms persist, formal evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is warranted in order to determine the severity of the damage. ...Read more

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What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

What to do if your shoulder pops then feels out of place and hurts for 2 days? I have had labarum repair and decom. And rotator cuff debrid.

See your ortho: There is a chance that you may have reinjured the labrum. I would see your surgeon or another shoulder surgeon! Thank you. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff hurts, should I work out or not?

Rotator cuff hurts, should I work out or not?

When you work: Out avoid overhead exercises and exercises that keep your arm internally rotated and abducted ie the painful arc of impingement. Keep your weight and resistance lower than usual. Exercises for internal and external roaring with very very light weights to strengthen the unaffected parts of the rot cuff and stabilize the shoulder will help ask a trainer or therapist to guide you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my rotator cuff hurts again what should I do?

What can I do if my rotator cuff hurts again what should I do?

Try your exercises: I would consider trying the rotator cuff strengthening x-rays and if these are painful I would see your shoulder specialist. Thank you. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

What could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

Possibly not related: It may not be the rotator cuff that's hurting. Pitchers, and throwing athletes can develop pain in the non throwing shoulder for a variety of reasons, and causes. Try some anti-inflmaatory meds and do a home exercise program (http://nycsportsmed. Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned. Html), and if not better, see a sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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My boyfriends shoulders hurt all the time, we were thinking its a rotator cuff injury, but its in both shoulders, what could this be?

Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff injuries with a young man can generally be traced back to a trauma that initiated the pain. Rotator cuff injuries generally do not cause constant pain, but typically pain with overhead activities, reaching, and pain at night. Other causes to the pain should be considered, including nerve related pain, especially, constant pain that is occuring in both extremities. ...Read more

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Why does my shoulder still hurt a year after rotator cuff surgery?

Why does my shoulder still hurt a year after rotator cuff surgery?

Strength and enduran: Difficult to answer. Rotator cuff repairs take a long time to rehab. Shoulder only will only feel better after the strength and endurance are back near normal. Sometimes this never happens. Some rotator cuff tears have a high rate of retear also. ...Read more

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Why does my shoulder still hurt after a year of rotator cuff surgery?

Why does my shoulder still hurt after a year of rotator cuff surgery?

Shoulder: Unfortunately I have seen many patients like u continuing to have pain long after healing should have occurred. The surgery is mostly for increased range of motion provided good physical therapy however the surgery itself can produce chronic pain and arthritis. Should see a reasonable pain management provider for further eval and treatment Wish I could say all pain will go away but can't ...Read more

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I had rotator cuff surgery 5 months ago. Dr said it wasn't torn much so he didn't repair just used electrodes? Now it hurts worse than ever. What do ido now? Can't afford surgery again. Any remedies?

I had rotator cuff surgery 5 months ago. Dr said it wasn't torn much so he didn't repair just used electrodes? Now it hurts worse than ever. What do ido now? Can't afford surgery again. Any remedies?

Physical therapy: Do your pt and shoulder exercises regularly. Ice as needed for pain/inflammation. Never apply ice directly to the skin, always over a towel over your clothing. Ice 40 to 60 minutes, three or four times per day. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts and my rotator cuff. I've had a cortisone shot and now it hurts again. What can I do to help it. For relief. What helps?

My shoulder hurts and my rotator cuff. I've had a cortisone shot and now it hurts again. What can I do to help it. For relief. What helps?

See ortho: Need to have a good diagnosis. Probably need MRI scan for further info. Pt and exercise and antiinflammatories might help. ...Read more

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I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of pain in that area and treatment varies based upon the cause. Among the more common causes are a strain to the rhomboid muscles that insert on the medial border of the scapula, the development of a subscapular bursitis, or the development of a thoracic radiculopathy among other possibilities. An exam would likely lead to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do for my "almost" torn rotator cuff? It hurts when my arm is forward and raised to about a  100 degree angle.  

What can I do for my "almost" torn rotator cuff? It hurts when my arm is forward and raised to about a  100 degree angle.  

Phys therapy, rest: An angry injured rotator cuff that is intact but at risk for tearing is a common complaint. We use terms like impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis to describe this. The initial treatment is recommended to be, rest from any causative activities, exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles (physical therapy), a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Injections into the are may also help. ...Read more

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Shoulder injury on 10/8 hurts very bad around rotator cuff MRI shows a lot of inflammation still. Could there be something that isn't showing up?

Shoulder injury on 10/8 hurts very bad around rotator cuff MRI shows a lot of inflammation still. Could there be something that isn't showing up?

Yes: Inflammation can mask many things. However, short of surgery, there is not a lot that can be done to see the extent of the injury. You could ask your doctor if they think an MRI arthrogram may help. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=bjegd1qxabm. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the middle of the back of my left shoulder for years. It hurts to touch, aches and limits motions. Could this be my rotator cuff?

I have had pain in the middle of the back of my left shoulder for years. It hurts to touch, aches and limits motions. Could this be my rotator cuff?

Soft tissues: 30y female w. chronic pain region of one superior scapula spine, site insertion of Levator scapulae & Superior Trapezium. Chronic muscle spasm evokes chronic tendonitis. See Osteopath for confirmation. Etiologic factors can be chronic head tilt, crossed cervical muscles, see below, scoliosis, unilateral sacroiliac joint disorder/sag. This locus of pain is common in many Fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more

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Hurt shoulder and can't lift it up to the side past hip without major pain. Had MRI waiting on results. Doc thinks I tore my rotator cuff?

Hurt shoulder and can't lift it up to the side past hip without major pain. Had MRI waiting on results. Doc thinks I tore my rotator cuff?

While its difficult: To say without a physical exam, your symptoms do sound like a torn rotator cuff. If you are able to continue to lift it up to the side, but it just hurts, then you may only have partial thickness tear, but if you are unable to lift it even near parallel to the ground, then it may be full thickness. Wait for mri, and make sure you have a good ortho to follow up with. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

See doctor: At this time, I would want more info as to whether you have a tear or not. Activity modification is important as is therapy. If you have not had an MRI of your shoulder I would consider getting this to give you an idea of whether surgery is a consideration. Thank you. ...Read more

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I recently had rotator cuff surgery. I also have chronic neck and back pain. I'm a diabetic and need to exercise. Walking hurts my back and no swimming?

I recently had rotator cuff surgery. I also have chronic neck and back pain. I'm a diabetic and need to exercise. Walking hurts my back and no swimming?

Start simple: Starting simple is the key. Although walking may hurt your back, you have to start simple and build up to longer and longer walks. It will strengthen your back and help with fitness and make you feel better. Swimming is dependent on what your surgeon tells you. Usually 2 weeks is a time we tell our patients before swimming, but you need to check with your surgeon who can guide your activity best. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for 3 weeks now, the pain hasn't went down with ice or pain meds, hurts when I move my arm up or away. Rotator cuff tear/tendonitis?

Left shoulder pain for 3 weeks now, the pain hasn't went down with ice or pain meds, hurts when I move my arm up or away. Rotator cuff tear/tendonitis?

Tendonitis: 30's female w. anterior shoulder pain at abduction, absent mechanical injury, likely has tendonitis of biceps tendon. Heat, rest & topical Cannabis salve + heating pad might help. If problem persists over next 10 days, visit an Osteopath or Physiatrist for evaluation & possible cortisone injection, which will likely resolve symptoms forever or at least several months. Consider repetitive stress. ...Read more

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I had rotator cuff surgery on 3 02 2012 did 7 months of therapy and now my bicep gives me a terrible pain when I lift it almost to my shoulder height it hurts so bad I have to drop and hold my arm my arm is also cracking and popping again any suggestions

Probably didn't heal: I suspect your repair didn't take or part of the repair failed to heal. Not your fault or even your surgeon's fault. Blame biology. Depending on extent of tear anywhere from 10->50% of tears won't heal. I would advise a followup exam and have it looked at. If still having pain and tendon retorn options will inlcude steroid, benign neglect or reverse total shoulder. B cautious w repeat repair. ...Read more