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Exercises For Impinged Shoulder
Rotator cuff: Recommend shoulder rotator cuff strengthening exercises. You can buy diff degrees of resistance bands "therabands" and do the exercises. Rec: doing the exercises once to twice daily every day. http://www.thera-band.com/instructions.php this site has examples of the exercises you can use to rehab your shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain signals as involvement of those other areas of the body. Sometimes neck problems cause pain in the shoulder blade and shoulder areas. If it persists or is bad, see your primary doctor or a specialist. ...Read more
Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?
Gluteal injection: I have heard this scenario from patients multiple times and I must admit - I don't understand the rationale of the treatment. If your MD/DO wishes to treat your injury with "systemic" steroids - meaning it goes all around your body it should be done with pills - a medrol pak. An injection into the muscle typically stays right where you put it - the muscle . So the injection did not make it worse ...Read more
There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more
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
Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?
Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more
Are labrum and rotator cuff exercises the same? Would I be strengthening both by just doing rotator exercises?
Different...same: The labrum is a piece of connective tissue that olds the humerus (arm bone) into the shoulder. This cannot be fixed with exercise...If it needs repaired it would require surgery. However, strengthening the rotator cuff mucles does stabilize the shoulder, which is sometimes enough to avoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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