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Can Pushups Hurt My 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
Codman's: Best advice for a sore shoulder as it resolves and as return to working out is working on scapular strengthening and codman type cuff exercises (may google it). Keep your hands in your field of view when working out as if can't see them its not healthy for your shoulder in general. Watch the lateral raises as force at shoulder is 4x the weight w/ arm lifted to side. Indyshoulder.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?
Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff issues. Initially treat with nsaids, ice and modification of activity (no overhead activity, no heavy pushing or lifting) if it is not getting better see and orthopaedist. They might offer you pt, oral steroids or hopefully a cortisone shot. ...Read more
My left shoulder is sore weight-bearing and raising upwards have previous rotator cuff /ac joint injuries what can I do to treat pain?
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ligament in my elbow pops whenever I workout doing something like pushups or bench presses. How can I strengthen it to prevent the popping?
My both elbow joints are clicking while doing any triceps workout or bench press/ shoulder press or pushups for 1 yr. I have no pain..Is it normal?
Normal clicking: Clicking in a joint can be due to lots of different things. Nearly 99.9% of the time though if it isn't painful you aren't doing any damage. Clicking can be caused by tendons slipping over the joint or a bony prominence or the joint capsule rubbing on the joint or tendons. If it becomes painful you need to back off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?
Examination: Question as to how to differentiate rotator cuff tear from tendinitis. Rotator cuff injury is a diagnosis made by MRI. Tendinitis Is suggested by point palpation arousing tenderness; associated with arousal of pain by applying passive resistance to vector of function of the tendon. ...Read more
Forearm and wrist: position has a significant effect on stresses to those regions when doing a bikes curl. It depends upon what portion of the wrist or forearm ones dressing BUT oversupination or rotated with palm too far up , may put a lot of stress on the ulna at the wrist or mid forearm. If it is only positional, thenone should modify that postion. If it is all the time one may need an evaluation for an injury ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff surgery: The answer to your question depends on many factors including the size of your tear, your range of motion before surgery, the length of time that your rotator cuff was torn prior to surgery and the atrophy in the torn muscle. Generally, the average patient will be able to lift their arm overhead around 3 months after surgery. Remember, recovery from rotator cuff surgery is always slow. ...Read more
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